Monthly Archives: November 2016

The evolution of the teaching and learning coach: Becoming an internal consultant

As part of my training and consultancy work, I often support schools and colleges with setting up and developing coaching networks. In mature coaching networks, I am noticing an exciting evolution of their role from 1:1 coach to the broader … Continue reading

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How can Heads of Faculty/Area in Further Education focus on teaching and learning?

In my FE training and consultancy work, I have met many Heads of Faculty/Area recently and had some interesting conversations about their role and their challenges in focusing on teaching and learning. This role in colleges tends to involve a … Continue reading

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Research ED FE and Vocational December 3rd 2016- Presentation on Making Supported Experiments Happen

http://www.researched.org.uk/event/researched-fe-vocational/ I am really pleased to be presenting on making Supported Experiments happen alongside Diana Tremayne from the FE sector. We will be sharing the challenges and approaches that help and discuss the role of project management and coaching in … Continue reading

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A beginner writer’s journey to publication

“Reclaiming Lesson Observation” was launched on November 16th 2016 at Birmingham City University and as someone who had contributed a chapter, I was asked to say a little about the process of writing for publication for the first time. The … Continue reading

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Discount Flyer for Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to have been a contributor to the new book on lesson observations edited by Dr Matt O’Leary and entitled Reclaiming Lesson Observation – Supporting excellence in teacher learning. https://www.routledge.com/Reclaiming-Lesson-Observation-Supporting-excellence-in-teacher-learning/OLeary/p/book/9781138656604 The book includes a range of perspectives … Continue reading

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