Category Archives: Sharing good practice

A CPD session, but not as we know it

As a freelance trainer and coach in the education sector, I am often booked to deliver a session on staff development day at a school or college. This is inevitable as it is a rare opportunity for staff to attend … Continue reading

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Sharing practice to reflecting on practice: A positive move for CPD in FE?

Sharing practice sessions are a staple of CPD programmes in most of the colleges where I have worked as a teacher, trainer and coach and those in which I now work as a freelance consultant and trainer. There seems to … 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: Presentation from Joanne Miles at Research Ed FE London, December 3rd 2016

Research ED FE and Vocational event in London on December 3rd 2016 was a really interesting and enjoyable event so thanks to Tom Bennett from Research ED for pulling it together.The Twitter hashtag on the day was #rEdFE if you … Continue reading

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Embedding English: 10 questions for team meetings or CPD slots

Embedding English is one of the hottest topics in the FE sector at the moment and I have been working with many colleges recently to support their improvement work. At this point in the year, curriculum teams are beginning to … Continue reading

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Making the most of your CPD day for professional learning

Many schools and colleges are still wedded to the model of a day each term where classes are cancelled and teachers are involved in staff development activities. From my twenty-five years of experience as a teacher, trainer and consultant, I … 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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