Feb 27

Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Developing the role of Governors in Monitoring Quality

Prospero House - London

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The 2012 Common Inspection Framework (CIF) puts Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the heart of the inspection process. With more than a year’s worth of inspection under the current cycle, it is clear that Ofsted is using CIF 2012 to focus much more on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; and is paying particular attention to the leadership of teaching and learning, including the role of Governors, as a central part of judgments on the effectiveness of leadership and management.

The Quality and Standards Committee now has a vital role to play in terms of Ofsted inspection although some Colleges have adopted the Carver model and only have one Governing Body. What does the latest Chief Inspectors Report tell us? What can we learn from the published reports? How can we be sure that leadership and management have the correct focus? What is intrinsically different between the Governors role and the senior leaders and managers in the College? What can we do to monitor the quality of teaching, learning and assessment? What is the role of observations in all of this? What should Governors be doing to ensure that standards are maintained and improved? What are the pitfalls?

Objectives of the day

• To review the key messages relating to the governance of quality and standards arising from the Ofsted Chief Inspectors report and recent inspections

•To define the role of the Academic Standards Committee (or equivalent) in terms of monitoring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

•To explore excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, and the factors which impact upon quality and inspection judgements through the eyes of the Ofsted inspector

•To investigate, from a governance perspective, the delivery of teaching and learning and its management in terms of good quality learner outcomes

•To explore methods of understanding teaching, learning and assessment, including learning walks

•To review the data that helps Governors in their role and the questions they need to ask about it

What will I get out of it?

• An understanding of the key messages arising from Ofsted inspections of teaching, learning and assessment

•An understanding of what represents best practice in terms of the delivery and management of teaching, learning and assessment

•An opportunity to reflect on the role of the Academic Standards Committee (or equivalent) in terms of monitoring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

•Tools and techniques to assist the process of monitoring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, including the avoidance of pitfalls and risks

•The opportunity to meet colleagues and peers with the same job role and focus

Who should attend?

• Governors

• Chairs of Governors

• Governor members of Academic Standards Committee (or equivalent)

• Heads/Directors of Quality with reporting responsibilities

• Members of Senior Management Team linking with Governors

We strongly urge a Governor to attend with a relevant member of Senior Management