The LNF became statutory in September 2013, with assessment against the framework statutory from September 2014. TLC!, in partnership with Tinopolis, was privileged to be involved with supporting its introduction and produced the initial mainstream Guidance under contract to the Welsh Government. The Guidance includes: training workshops, advice on curriculum planning, classroom tasks and exemplars of learners' work assessed against the LNF. All these are currently housed on Learning Wales. Our expert consultants fully understand the challenges and opportunities its implementation presents, and will share their extensive knowledge and understanding with you through these courses. We pride ourselves in our understanding of best practice in planning for and delivering the LNF, progression through it and formative and summative assessment of learners’ literacy and numeracy skills. Our most popular courses are those on numerical reasoning.
Examples of previous bespoke training sessions include:
Introduction to the LNF for classroom practitioners - a one day course designed to give a thorough introduction and practical hands-on approach to curriculum planning and assessment against the LNF for classroom practitioners.
The LNF focused on Numeracy - a one day course for all classroom practitioners focused on embedding numeracy into everyday teaching.
The LNF focused on Literacy - a one day course for all classroom practitioners focused on embedding literacy into everyday teaching.
Next steps to improve learner performance through formative assessment - a two day course for all classroom practitioners, to help you to improve learners literacy and numeracy skills through formative assessment and assessment for learning strategies.
Enhancing learning in science - for teachers of science (Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3), to review the best ways to implement the LNF through curriculum planning, lesson planning, formative assessment, next steps and cross-curricular working.
We have a wide range of highly knowledgeable and experienced subject specialist facilitators. All have had whole school responsibility and have successfully taught their subject for many years. All work within Awarding Organisations (AOs) for GCSE and/or A level, or are Regulators of AOs for Ofqual and/or the Welsh Government. Therefore they are ideally placed to understand current issues within their field. They are all strong and engaging facilitators who believe passionately that all children deserve success. Currently, we offer subject-specific inset in science, geography, modern foreign languages, music, English and Welsh second language from Foundation Phase, KS2, KS3 and post-16. Many of our subject-specific courses also focus on best practice in implementing the LNF within that subject area.
All our courses will support teachers and schools to raise their learners out of poverty as they focus on the best practice to give maximum impact on learner outcomes. However, more whole-school, generic courses, such as ones on effective marking and those on metacognition and assessment for learning fit best in this category.
We all recognise that teaching is ineffective if behaviour is not managed correctly. Our internationally recognised consultant will lead teachers through practical positive behaviour management strategies that can simply be employed to ensure learning success.
Digital learning is a high priority in Wales, although many teachers feel ill-equipped to deal with its challenges. Our consultants will deliver practical school-based advice on how to use digital media effectively and safely to improve lesson quality. In addition, our consultants can enable schools to have a strong, meaningful on-line presence through our digital marketing courses.
Our consultants in this field are all recent successful senior school managers from both the primary and secondary phases. We look at the role of middle and senior managers and how individual participants' skills and knowledge can be improved. This is supplemented with mentoring through the process of applying for a middle or senior management post, interview technique and strategies to improve participants' chances of promotion.
All bespoke support is available as twilight or full day sessions, and will be tailored to your individual requirement from our expert literacy and numeracy consultants:
Planned with managers prior to delivery - to give practical and valuable support in embedding the LNF throughout your school
Prices from £350 + VAT per twilight session and £900 + VAT per full day session, with reductions for multiple sessions
For further information or to book, please contact us.