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Quality assuring specialist FE provision

An online interactive training for managers and staff with responsibility for quality assuring SEND provision. This training will consider key elements for the development of a quality cycle for a pathway / curriculum area. It will explore how to combine different quality assurance activities in order to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision and identify and put in place improvement actions where needed. It will support you to promote a whole-college approach to quality activities with the close involvement of staff and including learners in the process wherever possible.  

The purpose of this training is to: 

  • examine the importance of establishing a shared understanding of what constitutes quality provision across team / department / organisation and look at ways to achieve that 
  • being able, as a manager, to assess the quality of provision against agreed standards 
  • explore different tools and strategies that can be used, how to deploy them effectively (e.g. session visits, learning walks, learner / tutor / learning support assistant questioning, work scrutiny, progress record review, learner shadowing, therapeutic input) 
  • look at how to combine different quality assurance activities into an overall approach / cycle that enables managers to build a rounded / triangulated view of the quality of provision 
  • examine ways to record and analyse quality assurance findings (ensuring consistency of provision by looking for trends / patterns) 
  • make effective links between quality assurance and quality improvement. 

Session one

This session will: 

  • consider how to establish an effective quality team 
  • explore how to plan an appropriate quality cycle of activities ensuring it covers all aspects of the learner journey 
  • support you to produce and use a set of effective quality assurance ‘tools’ to monitor key aspects of the provision  
  • consider the need to cover all aspects of the curriculum including the work of support staff and therapists 

Session two

This session will: 

  • provide the opportunity for feedback on the use of the quality ‘tools’ from session one  
  • explore how to produce effective quality reports  
  • examine the use of data in quality assurance including in self-assessment reports and  quality improvement plans 
  • explore how to link quality assurance to quality improvement, timely training, and performance management. 

Audience

Staff who have a quality assurance role for SEND provision, including pathway leads, curriculum managers, quality managers.  

Format

This online interactive training is delivered in two half day sessions allowing time in between to carry out quality assurance activities discussed in the first session.  There will be: 

  • opportunities for attendees to work in small groups and share experience 
  • a variety of learning activities such as, Padlet, polls, discussion, quizzes etc. 

Upcoming events

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session one)

26 September 2024
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session two)

10 October 2024
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session one)

5 February 2025
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session two)

26 February 2025
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session one)

6 May 2025
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

Quality assuring specialist FE provision (session two)

20 May 2025
Learn how to build a rounded, accurate picture of the quality of provision with different quality assurance activities. This two-part training gives you a chance to put theory into practice and reflect on what works for your provision.

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