Whistling a symphony…

Learning Support My favourite quote about teamwork is the one about no-one being able to whistle a symphony – you need an orchestra (HE Luccock).  I’m sure many tutors know that feeling of trying to be a one-man band and how much calmer things can be when you’ve got a great accompanist!  Learning support assistants … Continue reading Whistling a symphony…

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What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources

“What was the question?” When and where was the training session? Monday 8th April, 1.00-4.00 in Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1. Who attended? 12 tutors currently delivering on ACL funded community learning courses. What was it all about? Questions! Questioning techniques and strategies.  Also, a bit on unconscious bias. What’s that? It’s the idea that everyone … Continue reading What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources

Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Tutor CPD session Monday 8th April 13.00-16.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1   Please sign up asap for the remaining places on this CDP session. This is the last in our series of 3 CPD sessions this year which have looked at key areas for development in teaching practice: initial assessment and negotiating individual outcomes; questioning … Continue reading Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Revisiting the Learner Journey

The aims of the session were to discuss: Improving participation, retention and attendance Using ILT to enhance learning Using individualised targets to stretch all learners including the more able Examples of British Values in practice These are all areas for improvement in our current Quality Improvement Plan, and are the areas where tutors can have … Continue reading Revisiting the Learner Journey

Tutor CPD session coming up…

Friday 20th April, 10.00-13.00 Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2LB “Revisiting the Learner Journey” Agenda This session for tutors will be fun and lively, covering a range of topics including key areas for improvement across ACL such as: • Improving participation, retention and attendance • Using individualised targets to stretch all learners … Continue reading Tutor CPD session coming up…

Tutor CPD session – working with supported learners

Monday 19th March 2018 – Stafford, SP1, Rudyard Suite, 10.00-13.00 Sharing good practice in provision for supported learners.  This session is for all tutors, those who deliver mainstream programmes as well as ALDD programmes, wherever there are learners with additional needs. Agenda Sharing good practice – a chance to listen and share some of the great … Continue reading Tutor CPD session – working with supported learners

Autumn Update

Hopefully you are feeling settled in to the new academic year by now and your classes are well underway…. Over the summer I was doing some reading of a few blogs and websites that often have interesting ideas for FE teaching. In doing so, I kept coming across the same ideas of what makes a … Continue reading Autumn Update

Spring update

This month…. Ofsted – Congratulations and thanks!! Resources from our Embedding British Values and RARPA CPD sessions. Ofsted As you know our long-awaited Ofsted inspection took place on 27-28th February, and the report was published on 20th March.  We are very pleased that our provision was judged to be “Good”, as it was when we … Continue reading Spring update

Safeguarding CPD and Safer Internet Day

  7th Feb - Safer Internet day This is an International event. In the UK the theme is “The Power of Image” and there is a stack of resources available in the Education Packs section here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017 ...teaching resources, quiz, social media campaign, advice for parents and carers – there’s something for everyone. This is … Continue reading Safeguarding CPD and Safer Internet Day