Workforce Training Services
- Tony’s enthusiasm for the subject was easy to soak up.
- I took a drink at the font of knowledge.
- I am a fish that has climbed to the top of the tree!
- The scales fell from my eyes.
- Making sense out of chaos.
Live Self Assessment (Quality Standard Development)
- Have confidence in delivering an SER which is intended for my own organisation and front line staff and not a third party.
- I thought it would be a walk in the part, but it was like climbing a mountain.
- Tested, challenged but enthused.
- I now understand what is needed in writing a self-assessment report.
- Like eating a succulent steak, savouring every small bite.
- Very intense two days, but a very worthwhile experience as real live work has been produced.
- We feel that drawing this (quality standard) up ourselves rather than having thrust upon us has given us much more understanding and a feeling of ownership.
- Very hard work, but ended up well.
- To have it (quality standard) in a working document is excellent.
- This session made me feel it was a company approach and not an individual approach.
- It made me look at things in a different way.
- A Road to Damascus experience.
- No more written narrative – just judge myself against the ‘gold standard’.
- Door-opening experience.
- Use questions to encourage own learning. Don’t ‘direct’ feedback.
- I will try to use coaching and prompting more in my lessons.
- Picked up some really good teaching methods from the other tutors. Found it really interesting and challenging.
- Saw things I would never have looked for in my lessons.
- A very worthwhile exercise which can only improve the learning impact of the organisation.
- I really understand what it is all about – impact on learners. Did they cross the carpet?
- Real eye-opener.
- The coaching on how to ask a question to a teacher to try and pry out the positive/negative impact on learning…
- A change in perception of what it is to effectively observe. Rather than my opinion or judgement, a move to open discussion on how to improve, i.e. the observation is a means to facilitate discussion.
- Teaching is gardening.
- In my new role I will be able to use the tools I gained in the session to disseminate to other staff with the hope of improving teaching and learning across the organisation.