After this 10 week course not only will you be better able to help your child with their maths homework, but you will feel more confident generally with your own maths skills. You will also discuss how to prioritise what you should be helping your child with and how to effectively give manageable feedback so that your child can make progress. The class is online using the Microsoft Teams platform so you have the convenience of meeting new people and studying from home.
The course will look to support you and to make you feel more confident to help your child with their literacy skills and their school homework
You can directly progress to FREE Functional Skills in September or GCSE if that’s what you want. You might also wish to join a different class and there will be the opportunity to meet with the Curriculum Manager for a 1:1 IAG at the end of the course if you need guidance.
No entry requirement, just a desire to brush up your own skills and, if you have a child attending school, the desire to support your child. if you do not have a child in school please note that the learning will be viewed and contextualised through this lens from time to time.
Your tutor will supply all materials for this course. You may wish to print these off at home.
There will be a mix of the whole group and individual work to you can work on closeing identified gaps in your learning
you will look at typical pieces of homework and analyse anonymised examples of learners' work, discussing approaches to effectively support your child including effectively prioritising areas to focus on first.
You will discuss how to effectively approach giving constructive feedback to your child.
Your teacher will use a range of real-life contexts and other learning materials commonly used in Adult Learning classes to support your skills development.
You will have SMART targets set and these will be the basis for much of your learning, both in class and outside of class. These targets will be reviewed throughout the course. The tutor may use quizzes and other methods to check learning.
You will be set homework and asked to focus on specific targets which have come from your initial assessment and any other work you do in and outside of class. The expectation is a minimum of 2 hours of study using Moodle to review classwork and to focus on your targets.
Progress to Functional Skills level 1 or 2 or GCSE English in September
You may wish to consider any of our other courses at AAL to support you to a new career. You can arrange 1:1 advice and guidance at the end of the course to consider your options.