Training and Resources

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We exist to help learners to secure the maths and English qualifications they need to progress onto higher level courses and apprenticeships, and into the workplace. We offer a range of research-informed professional development support and curriculum resources for post-16 providers, supporting them to enhance their GCSE and Functional Skills English and maths delivery.

All of our offers can be tailored to suit your needs and are designed specifically for post-16 education, drawing upon a wealth of research into cognitive science, memory, and the principles of mastery. Find out more about our pedagogy and three main programmes below:

Maths Resit Training and Resource Package

This programme empowers teachers to impactfully deliver a fully resourced, research-informed curriculum, specifically designed by expert teachers for post-16 education. It includes:

  • Fully resourced lessons covering 4 hours of delivery per week, including slides, workbooks and assessments, tailored by our team to the needs of your organisation. 
  • Professional development support, including live training sessions. 
  • Optional additions such as ongoing professional development support, site visits, impact reporting and more. 

There are three different tiers available to suit different budgets and support requirements:

Features Bronze package Silver package Gold package
An initial consultation to scope departmental support requirements.
A tailored diagnostic student survey and results analysed for insights.
Full access to bespoke resources, covering 4 hours per week of delivery.
A live induction session for you and your team.
Online professional development sessions.
Regular check ins and delivery support.
In person visits and training
Impact analysis and report.
A presentation of our final impact to senior leaders.

“The resources are well put together and attractive to learners. Recapping activities enable learners to revisit prior topics to consolidate learning, and good links are made between different topics such as algebra and shapes. Learner engagement is going well especially with the ‘I do, you do’ activities, and we’re looking forward to assessing impact at the end of the year.” 

– ROSETTE MUKASA-MITALA, CURRICULUM MANAGER, LSEC

Curriculum Consultancy

Our curriculum experts offer bespoke consultancy to help you develop your English and or maths provision in line with our impactful, research-informed pedagogy. This can include: 

  • A full review of your curriculum with our maths or English curriculum manager. 
  • Coaching and guidance as you develop a new maths or English curriculum. 
  • A discussion focussed on the best pedagogical strategies for your context. 

Professional development support

Our curriculum experts offer a range of specialist professional development support for teachers, equipping them to confidently use impactful, research-informed teaching strategies in the classroom. This can include: 

  • INSET training for a half or full day. 
  • Individual sessions focussed on the needs of your staff. 
  • Maths and English subject knowledge boosters. 
  • Research informed teaching strategies.

All of our programmes can be adapted to accommodate your budget and schedule. For example, our professional development sessions and curriculum consultancy can be modified to fill a full day(s), half day(s) or a 1–2-hour session. Please note that our Curriculum Managers are only able to travel in to deliver sessions of half a day or longer. All sessions spanning less than half a day will be delivered online. To find out more about how we could support you and to enquire about pricing, please get in touch with our team:

We found the onsite visit invaluable for reviewing how our tutors are implementing the Get Further format. We received guidance about how they can push their teaching forward, ensuring that they meet the needs of each of their individual groups. It has allowed our tutors the confidence to be flexible with their delivery and we have already had some excellent discussions about how we will do this”.

Abigail Tranah, Deputy College Principal – Southend City College, South Essex College Group

OUR Pedagogy

The curriculum support, CPD and resources we provide are designed specifically for post-16 education, drawing upon a wealth of research into cognitive science, memory, and the principles of mastery. By understanding how we learn and what makes effective teaching, we have been able to develop a robust pedagogical approach which we have distilled into the following seven principles: 

Core Principles

Effective sequencing: Informed by the principles of cognitive load theory and retrieval practice, topics should be sequenced and interleaved at specific intervals to secure fundamental understanding before increasing complexity and challenge over time. 

Well-Modelled Examples: Equipping teachers with written examples and strategies for modelling allows them to work together with students and share the cognitive load by breaking down complex processes into simple steps, fully preparing students to practice independently. 

Atomisation: Breaking topics down into their sub-components helps students to identify underlying skills and supports understanding.    

Purposeful Practice: Regular recall, practice and metacognitive strategies combined with feedback, self-reflection and peer insights increase students’ confidence and motivation over time in preparation to sit their exams papers. 

English Principles

Embedding core knowledge: Focusing on technical accuracy, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary through short, specific recap tasks strengthens and embeds students’ foundational knowledge of reading and writing. 

Reading Strategies: Using approaches to independent reading, group reading, and teacher read-aloud keeps students engaged and motivated when encountering new fiction and non-fiction texts by modelling reading, asking questions, encouraging discussion, and giving corrective feedback.

Maths Principles

Carefully Chosen Examples: Focusing students’ attention on mathematical relationships through the careful selection and sequencing of minimally different problems supports them to master foundational skills, which they can then apply to more complex problems.