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Maths, English and ESOL

The resources on this page focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. You'll find resources to help develop maths, English and ESOL skills.

Meaningful maths and English

The Meaningful maths and English resource pack is designed to help teachers across the FE and skills sector to teach Entry and pre-Entry level maths and English in a way that engages learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The resources in this pack show you how to make maths and English meaningful to learners by linking them directly to work-related or life skills activity. The pack contains a teacher guidebook, activities to help learners understand the importance of maths and English in the context of work and everyday life, teaching and learning resources and a CPD activity for teachers and support staff.

The pack has been developed for the Education and Training Foundation by Natspec and four of its member colleges: Communication Specialist College Doncaster, Derwen College, Foxes Academy and The Mount Camphill Community.


Watch the Making maths accessible for learners with SEND webinar (42 minutes) to see effective techniques for developing maths skills, confidence and engagement for learners with SEND.

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English and ESOL

The summer issue of inTuition (3Image of the inTuition front cover for the English supplement2) features an English Supplement exploring developments in English education and training. The supplement includes a section on supporting learners with SEND.

Related Resources

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Meaningful maths and English

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Adult pre-entry curriculum framework

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ESOL Access for all