Submitted by veenabuumadykes on Mon, 03/10/2016 - 16:25
This is our first blog and it has been really interesting to read what others have put on here. It’s great to see all of the success stories which have motivated and inspired our own delivery. We have found the IAG has proven to be successful in finding the right courses for the right person, however last week I came up against my first negative experience; not just from my point of view.
Submitted by Jessica Russell on Fri, 30/09/2016 - 21:32
The piece below was produced using an iPad on a digital art in the park short course.
Learning outcomes included building digital resilience and using different apps to produce digital artwork. This learner said that they were frustrated with the technology at the start of the course and felt like 'throwing the iPad against the wall'.
Submitted by Ruth James on Thu, 29/09/2016 - 11:31
Thanks to everyone who made the AutumnMeet at Northern College such a positive and productive event. I haven't really had time or brain space to reflect on it all yet, but just looking at the notes I took from the breadth and range of topics covered, I can already see how valuable it is going to be for our project.
Year one has come to an end – I have attended two curriculum planning sessions in London – the first collaboratively working on curriculums, but not yet knowing which working group I would be in moving forward. I found it a really useful session and I was working in what would have been my preferred group for Phase 2!!.
Submitted by Rachel Loxston on Wed, 14/09/2016 - 17:55
I thought it might be helpful to share a summary of the Ofsted grade descriptors that we have re-produced from the Ofsted Inspection Handbook. We found this particularly helpful when making judgements about our provision and informing our quality improvement plan; it is also far easier to use than wading through the whole Ofsted Inspection Handbook :)
A very interesting blog article on Poverty and Mental Health by Iris Elliott Head of Policy and Research at the Mental Health Foundation. She has written a full report on the subject which can be downloaded for free from a link on her blog.