A 2018 calendar produced by conference artist Graham Ogilvie to celebrate the success of the North East and Cumbria Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) is now available to download and print. Graham produced the series of cartoons at the OTLA interim dissemination event in September, as a way of capturing participants’ ideas and helping them to represent their projects.
The North East and Cumbria OTLA, funded by The Education and Training Foundation and managed by a consortium led by Success North, has enabled groups of providers to access collaborative development grants to investigate and develop teaching, learning and assessment approaches for the benefit of learners. The collaborative partnerships comprised 19 providers from different sectors, including FE, work based learning, offender learning and community settings. Participants developed and shared approaches for ensuring outstanding practice across a range of contexts and topics. Projects were informed by relevant practice-based research leading to improved teaching and learning, demonstrable through enhanced learner outcomes.