Category Archives: Action research

Planning a CPD Strategy: Some Questions For Reflection or Discussion

  What is the purpose of a CPD strategy, for you? And for others? What is the benefit of devising a strategy for CPD? What will the strategy help you to do? What ethos and values do you want to … Continue reading

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Book Now! FE Showcase 2020 – University of Derby

I am very pleased to be leading a workshop on Supported Experiments and Learning Communities as vehicles for practitioner-led enquiry and collaborative developmental practice. The event takes place on May 1st 2020 at ¬†Kirtley Hall, University of Derby. More information … Continue reading

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Book Now! Better Professional Conversations; Enhancing Education One Discussion At A Time

Last year I attended the CollectivED Knowledge Exchange in Birmingham and really enjoyed the chance to share experiences and challenges with colleagues in different sectors who are all involved with coaching, mentoring, teacher education and research. This year the event … Continue reading

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Creating Space For Professional Learning Communities And Supported Experiments To Flourish

In the last decade many schools and colleges have introduced Professional Learning Communities and/or Supported Experiments cycles, as vehicles for teachers to reflect on research and practice, explore new approaches, experiment in their classrooms, collaborate and share what they learn … Continue reading

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Book now! Developing Advanced Practitioners National Conference (March 2020)

The Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners has been running since 2018 with funding from the Education and Training Foundation in the UK and has provided a rich and powerful range of opportunities for Advanced Practitioners/TLA coaches to develop their … Continue reading

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Coaching for Coherence: perceptions, experience and impact of a teaching and learning coaching initiative in a further education context by Deborah Eagle

This is a really interesting read for coaches, Advanced Practitioners and Quality/Staff Development leads in the FE sector. Many insightful points about the significance of culture, collaboration, mindset and values in supporting and developing teachers. Link to the dissertation below: … Continue reading

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CollectivEd: Networking and professional learning for coaches and mentors in education

I would recommend CollectivED to coaches and Advanced Practitioners in the FE sector as a really useful source of networking and professional development/learning opportunities. Information and related links below from their website. Joanne Miles About CollectivED CollectivED was established in … Continue reading

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Research and blogs on curriculum intent and design

A range of blog posts and research studies below related to the topic of curriculum in different educational settings Ofsted on Curriculum https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/18/curriculum-research-our-findings/ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/766252/How_to_assess_intent_and_implementation_of_curriculum_191218.pdf https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2019/07/01/busting-the-intent-myth/   Research and blog posts on curriculum design https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/eef-blog-what-do-we-mean-by-knowledge-rich-anyway/ https://impact.chartered.college/article/turner-developing-your-curriculum-design-skills/ https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/promoting-effective-curriculum-research-linking-the-theoretic-to-the-practical-in-fe-teacher-education-programmes https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/curriculum-development-the-practitioners-view https://www.teaching-matters-blog.ed.ac.uk/change-in-higher-education-working-with-mess-and-uncertainty/ https://teacherhead.com/2019/07/17/curriculum-thinking-blog-collection-all-in-one-place/ https://tophat.com/blog/curriculum-development-models-design/Continue reading

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Advanced Practitioner Toolkit: Resources for APs and TLA Coaches

1.Advanced Practitioner Toolkit: Professional Development Cards ¬†The cards are practical tools aimed at supporting APs to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across provision. They can be used when working one to one with collages as well as … Continue reading

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Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners: Some Reflections on the National Conference, March 29th 2019

The National Conference on March 29th2019 was the culmination of a year of rich and varied activity on the Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners, funded by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by touchconsulting and CETTAcademy. Aiming to … Continue reading

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