November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Tutor CPD session – resources and feedback The session on Friday 9th November went very well; 12 tutors attended from 10 different providers and shared some great ideas.   The aims of the session were: to compare the effectiveness of initial assessment activities and how this impacts on delivery to develop strategies for agreeing differentiated … Continue reading November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

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Be well prepared for 2018-19!

We have held a number of tutor briefing sessions over the last few weeks in venues around the county.  Many thanks to all those tutors who have attended, for coming and for your contributions to the activities and discussions.  It is your engagement that makes the sessions work. We have met 50 tutors, from 19 providers … Continue reading Be well prepared for 2018-19!

Information and Advice

As we are at the end of term it seems timely to spend a few minutes reflecting on the quality of Information and Advice - reflecting back on what has happened this past term, and what we might want to add or change for next  term. Here is the Staffordshire ACL Information and Advice statement.Information & … Continue reading Information and Advice

Filling in the Blanks

You’ve decided on your course aims; you’ve recruited learners; you’ve met them and done the first session; what next? Hopefully in that first session you gathered some information from your learners, whether through an initial assessment activity or a more informal discussion. But what happens to that information now? For most of us, it’s easy … Continue reading Filling in the Blanks

Making a good start…

We hope you’ve had a good summer break and are raring to get started with your new courses now, if you haven’t started already. The beginning of a new course is always a challenging and interesting time – meeting new learners, getting to know them and their needs, and their expectations of you and the … Continue reading Making a good start…

Goodbye and Hello

It’s the time of the year when you may well be finishing one course, and looking forward to starting another after the Easter break. So, I wanted to highlight 2 things to step back and consider: Progression and Induction. Whilst it is easy to find yourself working on course content until the last moment of … Continue reading Goodbye and Hello