Report on Year 3 activity March 2010 Penny Ottewill

Report on Year 3 activity
March 2010
Penny Ottewill
Work Based Learning
1. With reference to the Year 3 Business Plan, please provide a summary
of work/activities undertaken on behalf of WMCETT.
An audit of ITT and CPD training needs
A questionnaire was sent to all PTLLS candidates past and present to establish
their continuing training needs both in terms of continuing ITT and CPD. The data
is currently being evaluated.
The 3 CPD Programmes of Study, listed below were successfully piloted and are
now offered as part of a suite of CPD provision within the CLL
Working with 14 – 19 year olds - part 1 – Teaching and Learning
Working with 14 – 19 year olds - part 2 – The 14 – 19 Agenda
Building Relationships: Managing Challenges
Further topics for development are being considered
Blended and Extended DTLLS
The ‘Contextualised Blended and Extended DTLLS’ within the Work Based
Learning Sector commenced in September 2009. 16 candidates enrolled onto the
programme (two leaving dues to personal reasons). Initial feedback from
candidates is positive with reports that the blended style of delivery is favourable.
The feedback from the first SSLC report is due to be in April 2010 and the first
monitoring report due in June 2010.
The WBL PTLLS Plus programmes continued to be developed and delivered
across the WMCETT region and included several programmes in Birmingham.
There is now a capacity issue that needs to be addressed if we are to continue to
meet the demands of the sector
Mentoring within the WBL Sector
A mentoring framework with the Work Based sector was developed to support
trainee Teacher / Trainers undergoing ITT programmes, initially the pilot CBED
DTLL. A working group was set up to develop and produce handbooks outlining
the roles and responsibilities of both the mentor and mentee and set out the
protocols of mentoring framework.
Twelve experienced teacher / trainers from across the work based learning in
Worcestershire and Herefordshire undertook the CPD programme of study in
Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development in the Lifelong Learning
sector. After completion of the programme, eight mentors were successfully
matched with a mentee on the CBED DTLLS Programme with initial reports on
progress positive.
IAG for WBL Sector
Road shows covering themes such as unpacking the ITT reforms, Reflect, CPD
and understanding the professional recognition scheme took place this year. A
varying response in terms of numbers attending these events; however
evaluations received confirm the intended outcomes had been met. Participants
stated that their knowledge and understanding reforms had increased which
would have immediate impact in their organisation.
2. Identify any activities listed above which have been particularly
successful and explain why you think this occurred.
The development of the mentoring framework and handbooks has been
successful in its development and in the early stages of implementation. This is
because of the leadership and support form HWSTPA.
3. Identify any activities listed above which have been particularly
difficult to undertake, or targets which have proven difficult to reach,
and discuss why.
The demise of Coventry and Warwickshire Association of Training Providers has
hindered communication and commitment from its former members.
Lack of time from the Priority Area Co-coordinator has seen a reduction in new
developments and initiatives.
The WBL PTLLS Programme has been slow to recruit in Herefordshire and
Worcestershire. This may because most teachers / trainers have completed the
programme, organisations are finding alternative opportunities or that funding is
not available.