Enhancement of Learning Support Introduction An Organisation Improvement Tool model that has been tested in a range of colleges that promotes whole organisational approach to improvement. What is CPD Active time!!! What is CPD CPD is.... Conversations Strategy planning meetings Formal Qualifications Mandatory Training External agency meetings Informal chats Team meetings Team training Definition of CPD • CPD is defined as 'any process or activity that provides added value to the capability of the professional through the increase in knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary for the appropriate execution of professional and technical duties, often termed competence.' (Professional Associations Research Network.) • The Health Professions Council define CPD as 'a range of learning activities through which health professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practise safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice.' What is CPD CPD is.... Informal Formal Conversations Strategy planning meetings Formal Qualifications Mandatory Training External agency meetings Informal chats Team meetings Team training Why? • “......are devoted to student’s learning and development of independence. Through bridging the gap between tutors and support staff, we predicted the teaching and learning levels would increase for all students.....” “Improve the student experience” “Improve efficiency of provision” “Develop team work between ALS & tutors” The impact Portland •Appraisals will now be easier to arrange and follow up •One to One meetings •Session planning •Highlighted Individual Training needs, which will be supported through the staff training days New College Nottingham •Developing working relationships between tutors and LSAs and bridging the gap that was outlined in the questionnaire •Support for students increased due to increase in communication •A more comprehensive support plan produced to increase the effectiveness of support for the learner •LSA’s have more contact time with their Lecturer •LSAs skills fully utilised in the planning process The impact Hinwick Students quality of Care over the longer Break Time has improved •Students arrival times to lectures have improved •LSA’s have more contact time with their Lecturer •ESS meetings have highlighted Individual Training needs and this has helped with planning Training Days more effectively Homefield • Rota co-ordinator to liaise with tutors, support staff and co-ordinators to ensure the possibility of regular support staff •Support staff to be given regular admin time once every 2 weeks for 1 hour •Tutors to involve support staff within their planning and development in order to enhance teaching and learning within the college •Support staff to be offered qualifications to develop their knowledge within their job roles e.g City and Guilds’ Award in Preparing to Support Learning’ (Level 2 – 3) and in-house training Discussion Group What can you and your establishment do differently?
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