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Individual learning plans (ILPs) and Ofsted

Posted by Carla Martinho on November 12, 2021

How ILPs create naturally occurring evidence for Ofsted 

In 2019 Ofsted launched their new Education Inspection Framework(EIF),representing a significant shift in focus from qualification achievement rates as a key indicator of quality to giving learners  "...the knowledge and skills for future learning and employment" and “…the cultural capital they need to succeed in life."
(Source: Intent, Education inspection framework, Updated 23 July 2021)

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

Inclusive learning plans: inspiring all learners to thrive

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on October 27, 2021

ILPs, or individual learning plans, first began as a way to help learners understand how to succeed. Although they are often now pinned to academic outcomes like specific grades or qualifications, they can and do still help learners at every level take their next steps.  

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Topics: Further Education, Blog

What is an individual learning plan (ILP)?

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on September 28, 2021

What does ILP mean in education?

ILP stands for individual learning plan or individualised learning plan. ILPs define a learner’s academic, personal, and employment goals. They separate these goals into individual targets, accompanied by reviews – the educational equivalent of professional appraisals.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

Five steps to create an effective ILP

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on September 28, 2021

What should an ILP include?

Individual learning plans (ILPs) can guide your learners to success, as long as you understand how to structure them. In this blog, we’ll help you understand what should an ILP include, habit-layering, and how to use coaching conversations to develop your learners’ independence.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

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