As we approach the end of this current project, we thought it would be helpful to make some of the key outputs from the programme to-date available to you in one place.
So here they are, starting with the AP role and associated values derived from the Tyler et al 2017 research commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation. This will also remind readers that the values in particular support a move away from a ‘deficit culture’ of performance management, in which AP support is seen only as a consequence of under-performance.
The principal role of this project was therefore to evaluate the impact of the AP role, as defined above, across the diverse cultures and practices that make up the Education and Training sector. Our next task was to create ways in which we could develop Advanced Practitioners and evaluate the effectiveness of the role, in operation across the diverse cultures and contexts of vocational education and training in England. This led to the design of three delivery strands, namely: the Communities of Practice, Collaborative Projects and 3-day CPD programme. Delegates following these activity strands were supported by a fourth strand, which was the creation of a comprehensive AP Toolkit and a set of four guides. A fifth strand of activity was planned for the dissemination of project outcomes, at our national Conference (29th March) in Birmingham.