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Focus on #StudyGood Mentoring

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Our focus in the early stages of #StudyGood has been to build those crucial mentoring relationships, through webinars and site visits. The mentor is at the heart of #StudyGood, supporting, motivating and tailoring input to meet the needs of the centre. Here, mentor Colin Forrest writes about a recent visit.


Colin Forrest

“I had an interesting visit to Newcastle College recently. Since my initial visit, the programme nominee, Cath Orridge, has been working with the new Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He has been creating ‘standards’ for various college activities that they are calling Bronze, Silver and Gold. The team have been linking these to the recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation’s July 2019 publication ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools‘. The fit is good and chimes in many ways with the three Is of the EIF: intent, implementation and impact. We’ll keep you posted on the development of this exciting framework.

Liza Hoseason is using the framework as part of a widening participation initiative and she’s planning to use the ‘deep dive cards’ with colleagues to think through what minimum standards might be. Cath has set up a working group to look at further developing the framework for English.”

Over in the north-west, Sue Keenan from Myerscough College was chatting with mentor Punam Khosla about their progress so far:

“The #StudyGood project has facilitated a reflective focus on current study programmes. This has led to meaningful collaborations with colleagues to develop and further improve current processes at Myerscough College. The steering group are sharing the action plan across the college. Current initiatives include designing new interview documents and developing vocational link tutors for English and maths.” 

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Here are Myerscough students celebrating Children in Need with Pudsey Bear floral arrangements 🙂 

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