Education and Training Foundation Update

ETF ‘Grow your potential’ teachmeet

This TeachMeet is a chance to explore how to use teaching strategies for deeper learning.

As part of the ETF Professional Exchange Network, Gateway College in conjunction with the Skills and Education Group, are inviting educators to the first ‘Growing Your Potential’ TeachMeet on the 15 March 2019. Maybe you have tried various delivery and assessment techniques but are worried they may not be having sufficient impact? Don’t panic! This TeachMeet is a chance to explore how to use teaching strategies for deeper learning.

The event is being supported by Dan Williams, Programme Lead and Lecturer for Post-14 Initial Teacher Education at Derby University and Chair of the Society for Education and Training who will be offering the opening address.This event has been designed as a CPD opportunity for Post-16 educators to come together to share practice, acquire knowledge and learn from each other around the current hot topics associated with delivery and assessment.

Who would benefit from attending?
This event is for all educators who wish to enhance their practice through the sharing of useful innovations and personal insights. Topics for discussion will be centred around the quality of education and how skills are enhanced through deeper cognitive approaches to learning.  So, if you have a desire to enhance your professional development and learn more about how to evidence your learners’ progress against expectations, then this is the event for you.

Booking details: ETF ‘Grow your potential’ teachmeet - Friday 15 March 2019, 13.00 – 15.30 Gateway College, Colin Gundy Drive, Leicester, LE5 1GA - Free for members and non-members. 


Lesson Observations and Learning Walks

The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This practical one-day course will rigorously dissect what best practice means in English and maths, together with looking in depth at how observations can be used developmentally by managers and colleagues to improve the teaching of maths and English – both when delivered in standalone lessons and when embedded into vocational learning.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone involved in the observation of maths and English teaching whether this be through discrete classes or embedding in wider vocational teaching.

Training Aim

To enable you to develop a culture of open, reflective practice in your organisation encouraging staff to be more adventurous in their teaching style and use of resources.

This course will help you develop your practice in accordance with the Foundation’s Professional Standards, in particular: 10 - Evaluate your practice with others and assess its impact on learning.

Booking details: Lesson Observations and Learning Walks - 26th February 2019 - 9.30 - 16:30 | Skills and Education Group, Nottingham

The cost of this course is £100 per person or £85 for Society of Education and Training members.