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Introducing LSW's new - Learning South West
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Introducing LSW's new

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South West’s Bishops Hull House in Taunton
(or in-house
at your own organisation)
for work-based learning
and college providers in the Further Education & Skills

Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and related policy and funding changes will mean that:

•   Excellence in teaching and learning is critical
•  ‘Outstanding’  providers will enjoy greater flexibility
•   Providers formerly considered to be ‘satisfactory’ will be under substantial pressure to improve

In a climate of funding challenges and rapid change in policy and infrastructure, the ability to offer high quality,
cost-effective learning and skills provision has never been more important.

Learning South West is offering focussed and practical sessions over the next few months to enable you as providers to:

•  understand in detail the best and the worst of your provision
•  understand the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the factors which contribute to aspects of your provision
    being inadequate or mediocre, rather than good or outstanding
•  enable your organisation to move towards becoming outstanding across all the dimensions of the
    services you provide

The series will begin with an event about readiness for short notice inspection, and move on to focus on specific aspects of outstanding provision.

The 'Outstanding Summer Programme 2012

20 June 2012
Developing the Outstanding Mindset

We know the quality of excellence when we see it, but how does an organisation get there?
5 July 2012
Understanding & Responding to Challenging Behaviour

This event will explore the reasons for challenging behaviour and develop practical techniques for responding effectively while
keeping everybody safe.


Taking a Positive & Professional Approach to No-Notice Inspection

Owing to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we have had to defer this event to take account of the changing context and we will therefore not be running the event on 30 May ‘12.

This event will address the changes in practice which will enable providers to take short notice inspections in their stride.

* Discounts Available *

Each event will be competitively priced at £95.00 per person (for LSW Member organisations) and £190.00 per person (for non-members).

Any organisation registering for 3 or more places, in any combination, on any of the above events will
receive a 20% discount on their total booking.

Our Autumn Programme will include events about ‘outstanding’ approaches to being a welcoming place of learning; to assessment; and to developing the capacity to improve.

To request further details about any of these events or to discuss the discount opportunities available, please  e-mail: or telelephone (01823) 365440.

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Article Added at 02/04/2012 12:02

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