Literacy, Language and Numeracy Starter Kits

Starter kits to support providers new to literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) to access guidance and resources to develop their provision

Welcome to the Excellence Gateway’s Starter Kits

The Education and Training Foundation is developing the Excellence Gateway into a valuable resource for the education and training sector. As the first part of this mission to improve the gateway as a major source of support for the sector, we have developed the concept of ‘Starter Kits’. These Kits focus on a particular theme or issue of major importance to sector providers. These Kits will include new and updated material, and the best content curated from the Excellence Gateway.

Starter Kits

Themed starter kits have been developed to support providers new to literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) to access guidance and resources to develop their provision. These kits will also be useful to existing providers who want to consolidate and update their knowledge and continue to develop their LLN practice.The starter kits reflect national strategy and policy drivers, and draw on a wide range of resources. Examples include self-assessment tools, CPD modules, training the trainer resources, case studies, provider-developed products and teaching and learning resources.Each starter kit provides links to relevant information and resources. ‘Making the most of…’ guidance helps providers make best use of specific resources. The starter kits also provide an opportunity to identify and prioritise development actions.The Whole Organisation Approach (WOA) framework offers guidance to providers and identifies the relevant starter kits to support different aspects of a whole organisation approach. You can work through the WOA framework, begin with any section of it, or go straight to the individual starter kits.

For launch three Starter Kits have been developed:

  1. CPD Starter Kit
  2. Functional Skills Starter Kit
  3. Numeracy Starter Kit

 

Other starter kits

CPD

This starter kit links you with key CPD packages produced through the Skills for Life Support Programme and previous programmes. 

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Numeracy

The starter kit is organised into different sections. You can look at the sections in order or go straight to the ones that interest you most. There is also a questionnaire to help you ‘take stock’ so that you can decide on areas for development.

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Dyslexia

This starter kit aims to help you review your provision for dyslexic learners, or to help less experienced providers develop dyslexia support from scratch.

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Professional Development

Here is a range of resources, developed through the Workforce Development element of the Skills for Life Support Programme, to help you plan professional development for your staff in literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy (LLN).

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Accessible Learning

This starter kit, created by JISC TechDis, is designed to enable teachers and trainers to create effective, engaging and accessible learning materials for their learners. 

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