Monthly Archives: May 2013

Managers as learning leaders: some practical activities for team meetings

Curriculum managers and programme leaders in the FE sector are evolving into learning leaders and finding that they are expected to take a greater role in improving T&L in their areas. For many, it is a great challenge to find … Continue reading

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Peer observation: a case study from a London college

Joanne Miles met Deborah Eagle from Southgate College in 2010 when Deborah attended Joanne’s training day on using project management skills to deliver Supported Experiments action research projects. Since then, Joanne has been supporting Deborah with training and project planning … Continue reading

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Coaching teachers after a grade 3 or 4 observation: challenges and tips

There is a widespread perception that the new Common Inspection Framework (2015) has raised the bar for standards in T&L. Colleagues in the FE sector are mentioning the fact that in many cases, an old framework grade 2 lesson will now … Continue reading

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