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The National Strategies and the Learning and Skills Information Service (LSIS) have joint responsibility for delivering training and support for the development of functional skills.
An outline of how the mathematics programmes of study embed functional skills and gives a greater degree of flexibility to enable learners to progress beyond level 1 in Key Stage 3 and level 2 in Key Stage 4.
Functional skills in English, mathematics and ICT are a key component of the 14-19 reforms. They are incorporated in new GCSE criteria from 2010 and are a key requirement for diplomas, apprenticeships and the foundation learning tier (FLT).
This newsletter is specially written for a range of secondary ITT colleagues, including secondary leads. It offers an insight into some of the most recent work of the National Strategies alongside some important information about forthcoming events.
Functional skills in subjects is a series of booklets which helps schools to implement functional skills across the curriculum. The booklets illustrate how functional skills can be applied and developed in different subjects and contexts, supporting achievement at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Ref: 00068-2010PCK-EN Publication date: February 2010
Find out how you can support learners to overcome barriers to achieving success in Functional Skills. English, mathematics and ICT teachers will find examples of barriers and how teaching may overcome these barriers, alongside some useful case studies.
An introduction to a tool to support teachers and other classroom practitioners to reflect on their own practice and to plan further development and action research. This page also describes the Institutional Quality Standards (IQS) and the Local Authority Quality Standards (LAQS), which together with the CQS make up a suite of National Quality Standards for Gifted and Talented (G+T) Education.
The spring 2010 e-newsletter, advising of what's new and what's happening in secondary English.
Information about the main differences between the previous ICT curriculum and the new programme of study.
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