Monthly Archives: May 2014

The year in FE: Emerging trends in professional development practices

I’ve been working as a freelance consultant, trainer and coach for the last three years and I am presently working with around twenty FE and Sixth Form Colleges on a range of initiatives from developing Supported Experiments cycles, to improving … Continue reading

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Case Study from Bolton College: Student Attendance and Lateness Monitoring by Emma Barber

Student attendance and lateness monitoring by Emma Barber, Bolton College. These make a really interesting read for all the teachers grappling with the thorny issues of student lateness and attendance. Thanks a lot for sharing this, Emma and colleagues at … Continue reading

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The trouble with lesson observation feedback forms….

….is that they are either too tight and don’t let you observe and reflect deeply or too baggy so that too many tiny details get noted down. All in all, in twenty years working in the FE sector, I have … Continue reading

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Institute of Fundraising National Convention, July 2014: Vital coaching skills to help you be successful

Very pleased to be co-delivering a workshop on the role of coaching skills in career development. Workshop details below:

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Two thought-provoking reads about graded lesson observation

If you are following or engaging in the current debates around the validity of graded lesson observations, these two blogs could be great food for thought:  

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A personal view of Solution Focused Coaching

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
Solution Focused Coaching approaches have had a positive impact on my   skills and led to a shift in mindset about the role of a coach and that’s what I’d like to talk about here.  I’ve been…

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UKASFP Conference 2014

Very excited to be presenting a workshop at the conference in June 2014. Should be a really interesting event for those exploring solution focused approaches.  

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