Leading and managing

A selection of key publications, resources and tools to support leaders and managers with effective self-assessment and strategic planning in English in the Further Education and Training sector. You will find three resources per theme exhibited below and can explore further links by clicking on each subtitle. 

You may also find the Special Educational Needs and Disability Exhibition Site useful, it has a specific area showcasing information for leaders and managers.

Case Studies

Advanced Practitioner Case Study - English and Maths, South Devon College and Bridgwater & Taunton College

Sunderland College - Preparing for inspection

OTLA case study of an operational project on paired peer observations led by Redbridge Institute

OTLA case study of an operational project on embedding literacy into performing arts courses led by Clean Break

Preparation for Life and Work - SEEVIC

Bradford Family Learning Service - Putting quality on a firm footing

Oldham Lifelong Learning Service - Network building

ELECT, Kirkby Unemployed Centre and Community Information Training Company (CITC) UK - First steps for North West voluntary and community sector


Using the self assessment process to improve the quality of English and maths provision

Whole Organisation Health Check Tool: To aid the effective development of learners’ maths and English skills

Building Subject Leadership: Resource for English and maths leaders and vocational managers who wish to develop their management skills and improve learner outcomes.

Strategic planning

Maths and English Good Practice Guide

A Strategic Guide for the delivery of GCSE English and maths to the 16-19 cohort

Strategic Guide for the delivery of GCSE English and maths to the 16-19 cohort Case Studies

Improving Level 2 English and maths outcomes for 16 to 18 year olds Literature review

Decisions on Functional Skills reform

Learning Support Assistants in Further Education

Managing Maths and English Provision - Ten Top Tips

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Attainment Gap Report