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Updated Further Education and Skills Inspection Handbook from Ofsted (September 2017)

OfstedFurther_education_and_skills_inspection_handbook_for_use_from_September_… Word version of the Inspection Handbook in use from September 2017 onwards by Ofsted.   OfstedFurther_education_and_skills_inspection_handbook_for_use_from_September_.. PDF version of the Inspection Handbook in use from September 2017 onwards by Ofsted.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook/ofsted-inspections-myths This link dispels some of the myths around … Continue reading

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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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A collection of blogs about revision skills

There are some bloggers who are able to produce really interesting and useful posts on a regular basis and here are some of my favourites, writing on topics related to revision. Thanks to all of them for their work and generous … 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. There will be plenty of practical approaches shared as well as chances to network with others from the … Continue reading

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Blogs for teachers and coaches on embedding English

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/embedding-english-developing-learners-note-making-skills-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/embedding-english-using-your-glossary-more-effectively-to-develop-vocabulary-skills/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/15-practical-classroom-strategies-for-helping-students-with-vocabulary/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/embedding-english-staging-a-recap-session-with-the-vocabulary-box/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/embedding-english-effectively-in-plans-ten-top-tips-for-teachers/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/embedding-english-useful-phrases-for-highlighting-the-english-in-lesson-plans-and-schemes-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/embedding-english-resource-sites-for-vocational-teachers-and-functional-skills-practitioners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/embedding-english-web-links-on-spelling-and-punctuation/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/embedding-english-links-for-developing-reading-skills/

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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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The great things about being a freelancer

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in education for the last five years and think there are many great things about this way of working, once you have gone through that stressful period of setting up your … Continue reading

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