Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 10 December 2020 (13:00 to 14:30)


Free (£25.00 non-members)

This is the first in a new, termly series of research-informed webinars to stimulate a consideration of what we can learn from colleagues who have undertaken research within our sector.

In this initial session, Dr Alison Scott (Skills and Education Group Lead Professional Development Advisor) will share the conclusions of her small scale doctoral study in a large regional FE college, at a time when teacher morale was low and an Ofsted re-inspection was imminent.  Alison will share her findings about what teachers considered to be the enabling and constraining influences on their practice, within an overall consideration of different styles of teacher development. The metaphor of ‘kitchen’ versus ‘parlour’ practice is used to show the importance of change and improvement in everyday practice.

Alison has worked in the further education sector for over 30 years in a variety of roles: as an English and Liberal Studies teacher; a personal tutor, a teacher trainer; a leader of teaching and learning improvement coaches; and, latterly, as an independent trainer/consultant who has developed and facilitated many networks and events for the Skills and Education group.

This interactive networking webinar will utilise Zoom to offer a valuable opportunity for collaboration and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to debate the ideas and share approaches that they are considering or adopting in their own organisations to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.