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Collaborative Projects

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Last year, ETF funded 15 partnerships to work collaboratively to evaluate the role of Advanced Practitioners. You can see further details here. We are in the process of publishing their case studies which contribute to a growing evidence of how best to design and deploy AP-type roles in support of quality improvements. Do have a read of the first three case studies to be published:

The remaining case studies will be appearing soon on ETF’s ‘Improving Teaching Exhibition’ site

Case Studies

Year 2

Last week, following an application process, four projects were granted some additional extension funding to build on the work carried out last year, and to explore approaches that will build the capacity and sustainability of AP teams. We look forward to sharing findings as the four projects unfold. 

 Partnerships and projects:

Myerscough College in partnership with Barnsley College and Kendal College

Title: Developing a ‘Culture of Excellence’ through collaboration. 

Improving teaching and learning and the learner experience through focused leadership and management, developing the role of the Teaching and Learning Coach and sharing the lived experiences of this through the sector.

Bolton College with Hopwood Hall College 

Title: The Next Chapter- Great Teachers, Great Sharing 

This project builds upon ‘Good to Great’ (last year’s project) enhancing sharing of great teaching and learning, collaboratively and nationally. Good teachers will become great via collaborative working and supported experiments in the classroom. Tutors who participated in the phase 1 project will in turn facilitate professional learning triangles, guided by APs. 

Chesterfield College with Sandwell College, Lincoln College & Nottingham College 

Title: 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 

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

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