The Applied Learning Foundation (ALF) is at the heart of curriculum innovation, quality and professional training and development across Activate Learning.
Our Applied Learning Foundation (ALF) champions curriculum innovation, quality and professional training and development in Activate Learning.
We redesign our curriculum innovatively, through groundbreaking teaching and learning projects. This helps create a curriculum that gives equal importance to the development of attributes and qualifications. There is a comprehensive framework, a toolkit, a common language and a unified approach to the development of attributes. ALF support practitioners to develop the skills necessary to plan, deliver and assess attributes across the curriculum.
Teacher training opportunities
ALF offers a full range of teacher training opportunities for teaching staff, from our bespoke Level 3 Award in Education and Training to the PGCE, validated by Oxford Brookes University.
This year, we are launching a teaching apprenticeship programme across many subject areas. In September 2019 we will be starting the Foundation Degree in Educational Practice, aimed at primary school teaching assistants who want to gain qualified teacher status.
Our award-winning Pass it on scheme
We support continuing professional development for teachers through our ‘Pass it on’ scheme. This allows staff to share their knowledge and develop new skills through:
- Teach Meets and masterclasses
- Collaborative workshops
- Teaching and Learning Fairs
Supporting new teaching staff
Our Teacher essentials and Dual professionals ensure that new colleagues will feel supported when they arrive in their new roles.