Category Archives: Sharing good practice

Why teachers need reflection and development space right now

For teachers in all settings the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major changes to the way we plan and deliver learning programmes with students. As a profession we have had to re-think our approaches to communication, engagement, structuring sessions and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Benefits of Participation in a National Development Project: Reflections on the Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners

During 2018-19, this professional development programme has aimed to develop practitioners working in Advanced Practitioner-type roles across the education and training sector. Participants have been able to access five programme strands: Communities of Practice (CoP) Collaborative Projects Developing Advanced Practitioners … Continue reading

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