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OTLA English Final Dissemination Event

The Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment English programme, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by ccConsultancy, aimed to systematically improve the teaching, learning and assessment of English. 

The OTLA English projects were showcased on the 26th of February 2020 in Birmingham. The event was a great opportunity for practitioners to share their research. Conference artist Graham Ogilvie captured the day in pictures, and Professor Jean McNiff, an action research specialist, led the celebration of what the programme has achieved.

Check out #OTLAEnglish to get a feel for the day, and take a look at the overview below of the 12 project themes and the organisations involved.

  • Working with learners to use assesment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning
    South Devon College, DevelopEBP, Brooklands College, The College of West Anglia
  • Oracy and visualisers – powerful classroom catalysts
    Suffolk New College, East Coast College, New College Stamford, Harlow College
  • Developing a reading culture
    Havant and South Downs College, Southend Adult Community College, Cambridge Regional College
  • Developing resilience through teaching and learning
    USP College, Buckinghamshire College Group, Morley College Limited, The Sheffield College
  • Developing independent learning and meeting individual learners’ needs
    Kent Community Learning and Skills, Petroc College, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Developing Reading and Writing
    Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, City Lit College, London South East Colleges, New City College
  • Developing a Reading Culture
    Bishop Burton College, Bolton College, Burton & South Derbyshire College
  • Working with learners to use assessment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning
    Lakes College, Progress to Excellence, Wirral Lifelong Learning
  • Developing new teaching strategies for improving English
    University College Birmingham, Heart of Worcestershire College, Sandwell College, Moulton College
  • Post-16 Phonics Approaches
    Stockton Riverside Group, Haringey Adult Learning Service, Myerscough College, Novus with HMPPS
  • Developing strategies to build self-belief in learners in the North East
    Newcastle College, Springboard Sunderland Trust, Sunderland College
  • Transitions, Technology and Teaching
    Kirklees College, Craven College, Gateshead College, Warrington and Vale Royal College

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