Enhancement of Learning Support by F1A01P

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									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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