Category Archives: Management skills

Blogs for managers and leaders on embedding English in FE

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/whole-organisation-approaches-to-embedding-english-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/whos-afraid-of-embedding-english-or-should-that-be-whose-afraid/ Embedding English: How can leaders and managers support and develop their teams? https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/reasons-to-be-cheerfulthe-optimus-education-national-fe-conference-on-embedding-english-and-maths-2015/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/too-much-too-quickly-embedding-english-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/embedding-english-the-explicitness-factor/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/embedding-english-10-questions-for-team-meetings-or-cpd-slots/

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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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Manage your emails or they will manage you

Recently I have had a series of conversations with managers in colleges about the challenges of using email effectively as a communication tool. In each setting, the very mention of the word email provoked rolling of eyes and gestures of … 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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Supporting and Developing Middle Managers in the FE Sector

An evolving role The middle manager role in the FE sector seems to be expanding and altering in many colleges,¬†as they become more and more connected to the quality improvement work around T&L and performance management of staff. In my … Continue reading

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Time and Timetables: Making Space for Professional Dialogue in Teams

Time is at a premium in colleges at the moment, with the mounting pressures of planning, marking, tracking and reporting eating into all hours of the day. So this means that it is vitally important to take a focused, thoughtful … Continue reading

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Looking for some training/consultancy for your college or school?

I have put together a summary of the kinds of training and consultancy that I am focusing on during 2016 to support schools and colleges with a sustainable approach to development. There is a big emphasis on follow-up and closing … Continue reading

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