Category Archives: Leadership of learning

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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How are we doing with leading our colleges through the coronavirus pandemic? Reflection questions for leadership teams

We are now a month into the coronavirus pandemic in the UK and our Further Education colleges are currently delivering learning programmes remotely for students. There is no clear route back to classroom delivery as yet and so leaders and … 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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Teaching, leadership and governance in Further Education,¬†Research report February 2018, Prof David Greatbatch and Sue Tate

Interesting evidence review of research into the quality of TLA, professional development, use of lesson observations, governance and leadership in the FE sector. Teaching, leadership and governance in Further Education,¬†Research report February 2018 Prof David Greatbatch and Sue Tate   … Continue reading

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The Role of Leadership in Prioritising and Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Further Education: Project Report for FETL by Matt O’Leary, Rob Smith, Vanessa Cui and Fadia Dakka

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an independent research project into the role of leadership in prioritising and improving the quality of teaching and learning in further education. The project captures the views and experiences of further education … Continue reading

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Case Studies on Developing Staff and Guidance for Managers in Supporting Advanced Practitioners/Coaches

1.Case Studies on Developing Staff A range of OTLA projects on how staff can be supported to develop their skills and understanding to support their learners more effectively.  Projects include investigations into effective observation practice, peer and virtual observation. https://improving-teaching.excellencegateway.org.uk/assessment-and-development/developing-staffContinue reading

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