Professional Exchanges

The Professional Exchange is a national programme funded and supported by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The programme aims to support locally organised groups of practioners to come together to share ideas and resources and to test and trial innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. Professional exchanges are all about enabling teaching staff across the education and training sector to have a space and the time to reflect on their professional practice with a view to improving the teaching, learning and assessment of their students. 

"Working with the professional exchange programme has been a very positive experience.  It has provided real opportunities to work with colleagues across the South West discussing the issues we all face and helping develop and trial new strategies to engage learners and improve success and progress for them."

- Ruth Gibney, Deputy Head English and maths, Gloucestershire College.

100% of past participants agreed that the Professional Exchange had been beneficial and a good use of their time. 100% of participants said they would recommend the Exchange to others.

AoC manages the Professional Exchange networks in London and the South West regions. For more information on Exchanges running across England, please visit the ETF website.

Professional Exchanges in London and the South West 2018-19

AoC is currently seeking applications for participants to join the London and South West Professional Exchanges. Please see programme outline and application forms below. Group themes will be confirmed in October 2018 but applicants may specify a theme of interest in the application form. Please submit application forms by 5pm on Thursday 4 October.

"Having  staff  participate  in  the  exchange  adds  a  lot  of  value  to  their  teaching  practice,  to  their  confidence  and  to  the  development  of  additional  skills  such  as  project  management.  As  an  organisation  we  benefit as  it’s  always  good to  see  beyond  your  own  front  door."

- Senior Manager feedback