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Teaching for Distinction Conference

Event Date:
Fri 24th May 2019
Event Time:
9:30 am
Event Location:
Grange Theatre, Alderson Street, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Event Details:

Oldham College has designed, developed and delivered a CPD programme for their teaching staff. Join us on Friday 24th May to learn more about the programme, how it was received and the results direct from tutors.

The Teaching for Distinction programme is designed to support tutors to develop their knowledge of elements of effective evidence-informed teaching, that is required to secure excellence in their practice. This enables all tutors to lead their learners towards excellence in their learning, personal development and qualification outcomes.

In January Ofsted published a positive report of its findings at Oldham College, following a full inspection in December. The college is judged to be a “good” college overall, with a clean sweep of “good” grades, in all categories.

What can you expect from the session?

  • An introduction to Oldham College and how we introduced Teaching for Distinction
  • Overview of Teaching for Distinction from
    Tom Sherrington
  • How Oldham College implemented the programme
  • Hear from Head of Faculties and assessors on the impact

Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author. He writes the popular blog and in 2017 he published his book The Learning Rainforest, Great Teaching in Real Classrooms. Tom has 30 years experience as a physics and maths teacher, and school leader that included 11 years as a headteacher. He is now in demand from schools across the UK and around the world to deliver CPD for teachers and leadership teams. He works with several schools and colleges providing consultancy support on curriculum, assessment and improving the quality of teaching. He is a regular keynote speaker and contributor to conferences and education festivals.

Specialist Areas

Evidence-informed teaching: the latest ideas from educational research; how they apply in the classroom; designing CPD programmes to develop effective teaching practice.

Curriculum and assessment: concepts, design and implementation.

Teaching to the top / ‘stretch and challenge’: attitudes, routines, strategies and activities

Venue Details

Grange Theatre,
Alderson Street,
Oldham, OL9 6AQ

*Please note parking is limited. We are conveniently located close to the Rochdale tramline, nearest station is King Street Metro link. Other car parks nearby include the civic centre car park OL1 1NL or Bloom Street OL9 6DE.


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