Achieving Outstanding Teaching, Training & Learning
Meeting the Challenge of the 2012 Common Inspection Framework
Many Training and Learning Provider Organisations have policies, procedures and processes designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching, training and learning. These usually include:
- Observation Processes including moderation and peer observations
- Coaching and Mentoring, including advanced practitioners and subject specialists
- Ongoing CPD Programmes, including staff training and sharing good practice.
However well-developed these processes are, they are unlikely on their own, to deliver “Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment” or even meaningful improvements in overall standards and effectiveness.
Delivering significant improvement and/or achieving outstanding quality requires a far more holistic approach. This means considering improvement in teaching and learning both from both a strategic perspective and also from a highly practical and pragmatic, operational perspective ie. what is actually happening on the ground in lessons.
This holistic approach should address the improvement of teaching and training through a broad and diverse range of processes that interelate and combine to deliver genuine success. Each and every process needs to be considered and cohesive development strategies implemented. These strategies cover everything from how tutors and trainers are recruited, monitored, supported and developed, to how outstanding practice is identified and spread throughout the organisation.
This one-day workshop explores the key processes to be considered and demonstrates how they need to dovetail together, forming an overarching performance-management strategy to deliver outstanding teaching, training and learning
This workshop has been designed for managers in organisations who have responsibility for improving the standards of teaching and training. This includes representatives from organisations delivering training to third parties through private and public funding, as well as those with responsibility for in-house staff training.
'Very informative. Excellent knowledge. All questions answered fully.'
Dev Consultant, Working Links
'Yes, a good refresher, focuses the mind on why this is so important.'
National Delivery Manager, Working Links
'Brilliant, informative, variety of activities. Kept us on our toes, got us thinking and reflecting and working with different people.'
Director of Curriculum Services, City College Norwich
Aims and Objectives
This aim of this workshop is to enable managers in organisations develop and implement effective teaching and training improvement strategies.
By attending this workshop participants should be able to
- produce and implement an effective teaching and training improvement strategy
- describe and explain how the participant’s organisation can implement effective processes to ensure:
- teacher/trainer skills are robust
- a culture of teaching and training excellence is developed and maintained
- teaching and training monitoring systems are effective
- Ensuring Tutor/Trainer Skills are robust
- Understanding the range of skills and attributes of which enable effective teaching and training.
- Matching job roles to skill sets.
- What an effective tutor and trainer recruitment process looks like.
- Using performance management ‘teaching and training practice’ discussions, as a tool to develop teaching and training quality, and monitor progress against improvement action plans.
- Actively promoting the development of teaching and training skills.
- Using Peer Discussions on teaching and training practice to foster skills development.
- Ensuring good practice is shared and used throughout the organisation.
- Enabling and encouraging collaborative resource development.
- What effective tutor performance improvement coaching looks like.
- Developing a culture of teaching and training excellence:
- Recognising, rewarding and celebrating innovative, imaginative and creative teaching and training
- Creating an environment where teachers and trainers have high expectations of themselves.
- Keeping staff excited about teaching and training.
- Providing clear benchmarks of what good and better teaching looks like.
- Identifying good and better practice within the organisation and externally.
- The value of internal/external teaching mentors.
- Using team meetings as a platform for developing a teaching and training improvement dialogue.
- Ensuring monitoring systems are robust and Understanding what effective monitoring systems look like, including:
- Teaching and Training Observation.
- Moderation of Observation.
- Observer training and development
- Developing and Implementing a Teaching and Training Excellence Strategy:
- Gaining commitment.
- Developing and agreeing content.
- Launching and Implementing.
- Monitoring and Developing Effectiveness.
Learning will be facilitated through:
- presentation of examples of good practice
- group and individual problem solving exercises
- tutor feedback to individuals
- participants’ critical evaluation of their own ideas
- comparative analysis of the ideas put forward by other workshop participants
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Related Teaching - Improving Quality Workshops
- Improving Deployment of Learning/Teaching Support Assistants
- Achieving Outstanding Teaching, Training & Learning
- Meeting the Learning Assessment Requirements of the CIF
- Mentoring New & Trainee Teachers & Trainers
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities