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Can the scheme of work be a working document? Conversations with teachers

This week I have been delivering training on planning for learning in several colleges and I have had some fascinating discussions about the way the teachers conceptualise, devise and use these significant documents. It struck me that this can be … 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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Reclaiming team meetings from bureaucracy: ten tips for managers on putting the focus on teaching and learning

Team meetings in the FE sector are rare and precious, so surely the most important thing a manager can do is to make them count towards improving learner achievement. Yet many curriculum meetings are bogged down with administrative, bureaucratic tasks … Continue reading

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Managers as learning leaders: some practical activities for team meetings

Curriculum managers and programme leaders in the FE sector are evolving into learning leaders and finding that they are expected to take a greater role in improving T&L in their areas. For many, it is a great challenge to find … Continue reading

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