Keeping up with the Children in Maths
This course is designed to inform parents/carers about how their children are taught maths in Sandwell schools. It will help parents/carers to support their children with their maths skills, develop their own maths skills and improve their confidence with maths.
You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:
- Been a resident of the UK for the past three years.
- Proof of immigration status
- Are related to a child in a Sandwell school e.g. parents, carer, guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle.
- You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you. You must be committed to attending regularly.
We deliver this couse in connection with local primary schools. We currently have this course due to take place at:
If you are a primay school and would be interested in delivering this to your pupils and parents please for more information.
What are the benefits of the course?
Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement. You will gain a greater understanding of the curriculum content that your children will cover in school, learn how to support your children and develop your own skills. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and improve your own basic maths skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will also be able to find out about other available courses.
How will my progress be monitored and assessed?
Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan. The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress. Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion. The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback. You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.
What qualification will I get?
An in house SAFL certificate will be provided when learners have achieved their agreed learning outcomes.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
At the end of this course you may feel confident to progress to another SAFL course, for example an accredited maths course.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.
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