Teach Too - Organisational development projects

During the ETF funded Teach Too phase 5 programme, 9 organisational development projects were funded.  Project case studies are available below. Please note the case studies have been written by the projects.
 
Bury College
Bury College’s has a strategic aim to ensure their curriculum matches the needs of both students and employers. The project aimed to explore how the use of the college’s staff development policy could be developed for a more joined up organisational approach to curriculum development with employers, that focused specifically on refining the colleges IPAD policy to support the development, piloting and evaluation of a new model where at least one IPAD day for each of member of staff is aligned to Teach Too activities.
 
Harlow College
Harlow College have formed a strategic partnership with Stansted Airport to create a local response to the provision of technical education that is a catalyst for economic growth. The Stansted Academy is a joint venture that will prepare students for working in a professional environment through state of the art facilities and co-delivered training by practitioners and employers. To integrate Teach Too principles across the whole organisation, the project established an Advisory Group and two college/employer strategic partnerships. Additionally, Harlow college developed a release model to allow industry professionals to input into the curriculum and have the opportunity to gain teaching experience.

 

Leeds City College
Leeds City College developed a whole organisation approach to improving technical education by strengthening links with industry experts and facilitating staff development through industrial updating opportunities. The project amied to create sustainable and meaningful collaboration across the whole College. The project developed an Initial Teacher Education initiative with input from industry specialists, which enabled intriguing collaborative activity. This project enhanced the professional learning opportunities of five tutors and used Joint Practice Development to provide teaching opportunities for industry experts.

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LTE Group
LTE Group acknowledges the governments proposed reforms to technical education will require improvements to employer engagement and two-way collaboration. Through this project, LTE group explored effective Teach Too practice across their provision and external sources and implemented examples across the whole organisation. The project explored how different types of provision (GFE, ITP and Offender Learning) embeded Teach Too and successful strategies for inter-organisational sharing.

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Nelson and Colne College
Nelson and Colne College have been selected as a T Level early adopter and will roll out the qualifications form September 2020. In preparation for the reforms, the College have identified the need to expand and improve employer engagement. This project built upon their existing strategy to develop sustainable partnerships with industry. By embedding Teach Too principles and practice the College aim to have industry influence the curriculum across the organisation. Through this project, a large-scale engagement event will take place, to showcase career prospects to students and offer advice on career progression. The project aimed to build on employer partnerships leading to staff becoming dual professional and industry professionals developing new teaching skills. This will lead to the longer term aim of co curricula development.

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RNN Group
The project aimed to embed Teach Too principles and practice across a newly merged, large multi-site college to advance the development of the groups strategic preparation for T Level delivery. By establishing curriculum innovation hubs in each site brought employer involvement into the curriculum, RNN Group aimed to improve the quality of provision for students. Each hub explored co-design and delivery, using the Teach Too guidance material to aid delivery. The project ran pilot hubs across two subject areas in each campus before rolling out across the whole group. The two subject areas will be Digital & Travel and Catering & Hospitality.

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South Staffordshire College
South Staffordshire’s Teach Too project built upon existing strategies to increase and improve employer involvement in technical education, aimed to contribute to closing local skills gaps.
The “Skills Innovation and integration Project” (SKIIP) offered industry staff the opportunity to train in teaching and teaching staff the opportunity to update their knowledge while working with industry specialists. The knowledge acquired through the project then fed into a review of curriculum delivery.

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Walsall College
Walsall College has been selected to deliver the new T Level programmes from September 2020. The College recurrently prepared the whole organisation and staff to deliver T Level qualifications. The project used Teach Too principles and practice to strengthen their readiness for T Level delivery which has clear links to the organisational strategic aims. The project aimed to establish a framework, to enable collaboration with employers from their local community to develop dual learning development and support programmes for both the college and employers.

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University College Birmingham
University College Birmingham are in the process of changing their approach to technical education in preparation for T Levels. This project “Curriculum 2020” ties into their strategic aim of developing and embedding two-way street collaboration with industry to improve outcomes for learners. The College have developed a longer-term strategy to implement “Curriculum 2020”. The first phase was delivered via this project and saw the deans of all four schools develop a strategic vision which outlines clear outcomes and targets for the development of teaching staff’s industry knowledge and skills. A whole organisation review of staff skills was undertaked as part of the project. The College then implemented staff engagement with employers to ensure staff gain key insight into current industry practice.

PDF iconUniversity College Birmingham- Teach Too case study.pdf