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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

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

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

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

Getting your 2021 TAG process right

Posted by Mat Kirby on May 4, 2021

Leeds City College’s successful CAG process in 2020 resulted in just 24 appeals out of 29,000 qualifications, of which just 6 were upheld. In this article, Head of English and Maths, Jonny Diamond, and Director Quality of Education, Carol Layall, discuss how they achieved that, and consider the lessons learned to inform the 2021 TAG process.

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Topics: Further Education, Quality Mark, Blog

96% of students are using their college app to stay in touch

Posted by Sarah Athow-Frost on April 7, 2021

Our latest survey of students using our Engage app shows that app technology is still the method of communication most preferred by today’s learners.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student Engagement

Get ready for the future of predictive analytics: 5 actions for universities and colleges

Posted by Tribal Group on April 1, 2021

Predictive analytics will be the next logical step for many organisations, as educational institutions become increasingly data-led when making strategic decisions and the results, reports, and insights gained from predictive analytics continue to become more accessible. With more staff and stakeholders gaining access to data, predictive analytics will be integral to different roles across the institution.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog, Cloud Technology

Using influencers for student marketing: The why, the how and what to expect.

Posted by Jemma Legg on March 22, 2021

Since 2019, influencer marketing has skyrocketed and become an integral part of many people's decision-making process when making a purchase. Whether it's a new clothing line from your favourite brand, a holiday destination or a cultural/political movement that you want to support, there is an influencer out there to help guide you into making a purchase that feels right for you.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Student Recruitment, Marketing

3 myths about predictive analytics in Education: exposed

Posted by Tribal Group on March 15, 2021

Common misconceptions about predictive analytics in the education sector

Examples of predictive analytics are everywhere, and the education sector is no exception. The approach uses historical student data to create models that help forecast future problems or opportunities. Educational institutions are using existing student data to gain insights on current or future student performance.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog, Cloud Technology