Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 14 December 2022 (15:00 - 17:00)


£25.00 (£40.00 non-members)

Follow her recent article in FE Week, come and hear more from our Lead Professional Development Advisor, Dr Alison Scott about her research study which reviewed what teachers considered to be enabling and constraining influences on their practice.

In this online event, Alison Scott will share the conclusions of her small scale doctoral study that took place in a large regional FE college during a time when teacher morale was low and an Ofsted re-inspection was imminent.  

Alison's findings about what teachers considered to be the enabling and constraining influences on their practice focused on improving teaching, learning and assessment with an overall consideration of different styles of teacher development.  Centred around self-development with facilitation and support, Alison's research highlights the need for teachers to develop their ‘kitchen’ professionalism, enabling powerful peer networking and collaboration to take place.

The metaphor of ‘kitchen’ versus ‘parlour’ practice is used to show the importance of change and improvement in everyday practice, hence CPD is about taking teaching from the 'parlour' to the 'kitchen'.

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.

Ideal for all those involved in improving delivery and assessment in their organisations, this interactive 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.

Did you know? This session can be delivered in-house directly to your staff.  For more information about this or any of our other bespoke training opportunities, please contact cpd@skillsedugroup.co.uk.

Key Speakers

Dr Alison Scott

Lead Professional Development Advisor, Skills and Education Group

Dr Alison Scott has worked in the further education sector for 30 years in a variety of roles: as an English teacher, a teacher trainer, a manager of teaching and learning coaches and, latterly, as an independent trainer/consultant.

  • 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.

  • Would you like this session delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and conditions`

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.