"LSIS PRDconf2010 H5 BusinessCase handout2"
Third National Peer Review and Development Conference: Working Together 20th May 2010 THE BUSINESS CASE FOR PEER REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT Workshop notes 2 Potential benefits to your organisation a) Qualitative – improved quality, processes, reputation Impact on quality and effectiveness of quality improvement processes Impact on learners – improving their experience in various ways Impact on inspection grades: New CIF emphasis on partnership – PRD activities can evidence impact and effectiveness of partnerships New CIF emphasis on the need for proactive QI rather than QA – PRD can provide evidence of capacity to Improve Staff members learn to be confident with inspectors through their interactions with PRD partners Collective expertise and innovations: Learn from each other’s projects and developments Share developments with partners – e.g. work together on a particular curriculum reform or syllabus change Within the current challenging environment, work together to address reduced funding, e.g. one member of group attends a local or national event and reports back Being ahead of the game Any other qualitative benefits: 1 b) Qualitative, potentially quantitative Success rates and other output measures, e.g. the financial benefits of improved retention, achievement and progression rates Any other qualitative and potentially quantitative costs: c) Quantitative – cost savings, economy of scale Joint CPD events and developments Savings on free consultancy available through the PRD activities, e.g.: Moderation and evaluation of SAR Assessment of impact of improvements made Moderation of observations of teaching and learning Range of expertise available through group Also: think about what would happen if you stopped – what are the costs of not doing it? Any other benefits? 2