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Reports are already available on the Excellence Gateway for several of the 15 projects funded by the ETF in 2018-19. Find out what the projects have to say about the role of the AP, and its impact on teaching and learning. Browse the site or take a look below to see what the projects have to say about the role of the AP, and its impact on teaching and learning.

South Devon College and Bridgwater & Taunton College

Project: English and Maths

Kirklees College

Project:  Improving Teacher performance in Questioning

Stanmore College with Westminster Kingsway

Project:  Practitioner-Led CPD 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Employment Education and Skills team working in partnership with City of York Council Adult Learning

Project:  Triangles of Excellence

Bournemouth and Poole College with Kingston Maurward College

Project:  A Universal AP model

NESCOT, East Surrey, Guildford and Brooklands Colleges

Project:  Mental Health and Well-Being

Workers’ Educational Association and Adult and Community Learning Essex

Project:  Working with Sessional Tutors

LTE Group and Manchester College with Novus 

Project:  Coaching in Action

improving teaching

Further projects

This year ETF have changed focus and funded a further four projects to extend, enhance and embed AP roles within their organisation to develop the quality of education. Their final reports and case studies will be available on the Excellence Gateway in Spring 2020. The projects are: 

Myerscough College in partnership with Barnsley College and Kendal College

Project: Developing a ‘Culture of Excellence’ through collaboration

Bolton College with Hopwood Hall College

Project: The Next Chapter – Great Teachers, Great Sharing 

Chesterfield College with Sandwell College, Lincoln College & Nottingham College 

Project: Reclaiming the joy of teaching – developing happy, healthy capable, confident students and staff 

East Surrey College with John Ruskin College, Academy of Contemporary Music, Reigate School of Art & WEA 

Project: Building the capacity of the Advanced Practitioner role to drive quality improvement in pedagogical content knowledge across a diverse partnership collaboration

Updates from the Myerscough and Bolton projects testify to much planning activity between the project leads over the summer while a range of new activity by APs and targeted CPD is all set to start this month. There is an emphasis on ‘extending, enhancing and embedding’ this time. And the letter ‘e’ gains even more importance when we add ‘evidence’ and, also, the fact that all projects are including a significant element of the new and far-reaching Education Inspection Framework (EIF). 

August has been dominated by Summer leave, but mentors are nevertheless working well with project leads and Sue, Joss and Colin have met to plan a face-to-face event with them. This event for leads will take place in Birmingham on 13th December and please note that we are inviting project leads to help shape the content of that day as we take every opportunity to respond quickly and effectively to AP needs. Myerscough College, for instance, will lead a session on how APs can support and realise the ambitions of the new EIF. 

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