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How to reasonably and accurately assess pupils’ learning gaps and their confidence to learn

Posted by Margaret Griffith on June 16, 2021

In 2020, due to Covid-19, Primary Assessment, how we plan it, administer it and the knowledge we take from it about our pupils was turned ‘upside down’.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Quality Mark, Blog

Five reasons why you should attend Empower Online 2021

Posted by Tribal Group on June 9, 2021

Tribal’s Empower Conference 2021 will be focussing on Higher Education and will provide a space where attendees can reignite their passion for the sector and focus on what brought them here in the first place. The Empower Online conference will be taking place on July 6th-July 8th 2021, and is sure to be a truly immersive digital event. If you are a Tribal Higher Education customer, here are five reasons why you should book your place now.

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Events

Adapting approaches to assess the quality of remote learning in FE

Posted by Jonny Diamond on June 7, 2021

How colleges can adapt their approaches to assess quality of remote learning – a look at a successful strategy providing benefits now, that can be taken forwards into the next academic year

In this article, we explore the successful strategies employed at Leeds City College, part of the Luminate Education Group, to quality assure remote provision and inform future decisions about how the curriculum is delivered for maximum impact.

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Topics: Further Education, Quality Mark, Blog

The new ILP – Introducing engaging learning pathways

Posted by Ella Higham on June 3, 2021

Meeting students’ expectations

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Topics: Blog, Student experience, Student Engagement

Is there such a thing as a ‘light touch’ Financial Benchmarking project for colleges?

Posted by Phil Moseley on May 27, 2021

Is there such a thing as a ‘light touch’ Benchmarking project?

If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you can do pretty much everything ‘remotely’. Our benchmarking team here at Tribal had, even prior to March 2020, identified and committed to a more efficient benchmarking process, but what does this really look like and what does it deliver? FE college leaders share their recent experiences…

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Benchmarking

Digital Wellbeing – Supporting students to develop healthy digital habits

Posted by Grace Anderson on May 24, 2021

Higher education, online learning and remote student services have become synonymous since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020. Whilst the initial move to digital was orchestrated as a stop-gap measure to deliver learning and provide support, there is now an acknowledgment across the sector that online learning and remote student services will continue to have a place in higher education. Given recent announcements that some UK institutions will carry on with a blend of in-person and online tuition and support services until the autumn term, the need to support students to develop and maintain healthy digital habits is as pressing now as it was at the beginning of the pandemic. 

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Topics: Blog, Student Support, Student wellbeing, Guest blog

3 factors driving FE Colleges’ engagement with Benchmarking right now

Posted by Phil Moseley on May 17, 2021

Benchmarking. Everyone in education knows the benefits. It’s a vital tool when it comes to supporting students and improving outcomes. And it’s also a vital tool for college leadership teams, as they target operational effectiveness and financial sustainability. But why is benchmarking in Further Education (FE) such a hot topic, right now? Tribal’s benchmarking team has been speaking to FE leaders to find out…

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Benchmarking

Student Minds: Covid-19 and Student Mental Health: Supporting the most impacted groups

Posted by Ella Higham on May 13, 2021

On 22nd April 2021, Tribal virtually attended a Student Minds led event - Covid-19 and Student Mental Health: Supporting the most impacted groups webinar, with the hope to listen to students’ experiences and learn about new resources available via Student Space. As a Student Space Comms Champion Tribal want to share the content and resources to our audience.

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Topics: Blog, Student Support, Covid-19, Student wellbeing

Tips on how colleges can help students recover from a crisis of pandemic confidence

Posted by Ella Higham on May 10, 2021

According to mental health charity, Mind, nearly three-quarters (73%) of students said their mental health declined during the lockdown. As we begin to emerge from the seismic effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, thoughts turn to the longer-term impact of over a year of isolation, upheaval, and disrupted learning.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student wellbeing

Digital transformation in FE In conversation with FE Principals

Posted by Ella Higham on May 6, 2021

According to The EdTech Report 2019/2020, it was predicted that by 2021 the UK EdTech sector would reach £3.4 billion. Despite this, findings show that more needs to be done to ensure UK schools and colleges are getting enough access to educational technology. In Northern Ireland, 3 in 4 teachers admitted that the children they teach don't have enough access to educational technology, with teachers in North East, West Midlands, Greater London, North West, and Wales agreeing. 

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Digital Transformation