Category Archives: Leadership of learning

The Learning Leader in FE: Have we defined this role yet?

It is very encouraging to see some FE colleges introducing a new role called the learning leader, in an attempt to enhance the focus on T&L. Incorporating actual roles into college structures could be helpful in a range of ways: … Continue reading

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Creating the conditions for CPD to flourish

In schools and colleges there are many real and complex challenges in offering CPD opportunities that both motivate staff to get involved and meet their varied needs and preferences. In my freelance consultancy and training role, here are some of … Continue reading

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The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

I am working with Optimus Education to deliver some workshops around creating sustainable, joined-up CPD cycles and here is a link to a blog on this topic, covering some of the common pitfalls and ways around them. Details of the … Continue reading

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Training on creating a sustainable, joined up CPD cycle

I am working with Optimus Education to present several half day events to help schools and colleges develop sustainable, joined up CPD cycles.┬áThere will be plenty of practical approaches shared as well as chances to network with others from the … Continue reading

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Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … 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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