Monthly Archives: September 2015

Embedding English: How can managers support and develop their teams?

I work across the FE sector to support colleges with the embedding of English and I can see a significant role emerging for curriculum managers in this process. They can champion it in team interactions and discuss it in 1:1 … Continue reading

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Continuing Professional Development: It’s in the name really

Unfortunately, in some institutions CPD is not perceived as continuing, professional or developmental. As trainers, coaches and CPD planners, I think it can help to look out for these common pitfalls and raise our game to overcome them: CPD as … Continue reading

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The challenges of coaching within a performance management culture

In the Further Education sector there is an ever-growing focus on ‘managing performance’ and in many colleges, the teaching and learning coaching team find themselves in an uncomfortable position within this process. I have been a T&L coach, I have … Continue reading

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The Common Inspection Framework for FE 2015: A Sense of Disquiet?

A CIF that doesn’t speak to the FE sector Does anyone else in FE have a sense of disquiet at the publication of the new Common Inspection Framework? As someone who has spent their whole career in FE, there is … Continue reading

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