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.

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. This year's groups will be looking at topics that include:

  • Digital Technology
  • Augmented reality applied to TLA
  • English
  • Maths
  • SEND
  • British Values
  • ESOL
  • Quality
  • Mental Health
  • Managing high expectations

Please see the programme outline and application forms below for further information. Please submit application forms to projects team.

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.

"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

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

Regional Governance Programme

The Regional Governance Programme is funded by ETF. It aims to support governors by providing inductions and regional conferences. The events provide updates during the current climate of ever-changing emphasis and influence from government, local and national circumstances and evolving competition.