Past projects

First Line Managers Research – funded by the ETF

ETF-logoOn behalf of the ETF, FE Sussex is currently undertaking research into a new training programme for First Line Managers.  All colleagues across the sector are invited to participate in this research, the aim of which is to identify the titles of modules which will comprise the training programme.   Please click the link below for further details.

First Line Managers Research paper 1 FE Sussex 08 08 16

Improving Mathematics in Vocational Education (IMIVE) – funded by DfE directly to FE Sussex

LogoDelivered across Kent, Sussex and Surrey, the IMIVE project is a partnership between colleges and Training Providers to facilitate a step change in the teaching methodologies and resources used to deliver GCSE mathematics to post-16 vocational learners.  The effectiveness of these changes will manifest themselves as improvements in learner GCSE outcomes.

The outcomes of the project are:

Workshops – Presentation and handouts from the workshops:

Tim Strickland presentation;   Thomas Stone presentation;   Sally Betts presentation;

Barbara Nance presentation;   Ian Goodwin – Ofsted updateILP GCSEs;

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Website

  • Referral to the Leading GCSE mathematics and English for post-16 learners website.

Self-assessment toolkits: 

  • One is for Governors/Leaders and Managers and the other is for practitioners/teachers for Maths and English.
  • Each toolkit consists of twelve self-assessment questions.  Depending on the response to the self-assessment the user is provided with a suggested action plan.
  • Please click GCSE-capability-Toolkit-Governors-Managers-31.03.16 for the Governors/Leaders and Managers toolkit.
  • Please click GCSE-capability-Toolkit-Practitioners-V3-31.03.16 for the Practitioners/Teachers of Maths and English toolkit.

Professional Exchange Networks (PEN 1) – funded by the ETF via Plumpton College

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The PEN (Professional Exchange Networks) project covers the South East Region of, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey.  The aim is to develop and facilitate Professional Exchange Networks (PENs) which are accessible, cost effective, locally relevant, teacher needs focused and build on previous work.

 

 

Professional Exchange Networks (PEN 2) – funded by the ETF via Eastleigh College

ETF-logoThe PEN 2 project covers a selection of Hampshire Colleges.  The aim is to develop and facilitate Professional Exchange Networks (PENs) which are accessible, cost effective, locally relevant, teacher needs focused and build on previous work.

 

 

GCSE capability: Leadership and Governance to support English and maths – funded by the ETF via Plumpton College

ETF-logoThe purpose of the project is to develop and deliver a package of CPD opportunities based on the available resources to support current leaders and governing board members.

 

 

 

Technology in Learning in Sussex (TILIS) – funded by the ETF via the Gazelle Group and project managed by Learning Futures

ETF-logoThe Tier 2 TILIS project has been designed to facilitate the management and introduction of learning technology into 14 colleges.

Project activity is divided into two strands, one to support governors, leaders and managers, the other teaching, learning and assessment.

The project focuses specifically on the strategic approach to the introduction of learning technology and the implications for delivery costs following the implementation of FELTAG recommendations.  The outcome of the project is self-assessment spreadsheet toolkit for Governors/Leaders and Managers and a calculator to assess cost implications over a three year strategic planning period.

Please click for the Guide for Strategy for Implementing FELTAG.

Please click for the Learning Technology Practitioners Toolkit

 

GCSE capability: Leadership and Governance to support English and Maths – funded by the ETF

ETF-logoThe project’s aim is to ensure governors and strategic leaders of colleges and private training providers are empowered to evaluate and drive improvement in the effectiveness of their strategies for the delivery of GCSE maths and English.  The project covers the South East Region of Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

The outcomes of the project are two self-assessment toolkits.  One is for Governors/Leaders and Managers and the other is for practitioners/teachers for Maths and English.

Each toolkit consists of twelve self-assessment questions.  Depending on the response to the self-assessment the user is provided with a suggested action plan.

Please click GCSE capability Toolkit – Governors & Managers 25.03.15 for the Governors/Leaders and Managers toolkit.

Please click GCSE capability Toolkit – Practitioners V3 25.03.15 for the Practitioners/Teachers of Maths and English toolkit.

 

FE and skills development and resource programme – innovation through technology funded by JISC

Jisc logo The project aim is to use technology, with innovative adaption, in the production and implementation of standardised FE Health and Safety resources thereby improving value for money.

The outcome of the project is a website which can be accessed by any member of staff in a SFA funded organisation with an email address ending in ac.uk.

The website provides health and safety documents within recognised categories containing policies, forms, guidelines etc.  Each document can be downloaded and used wholly or partially and branded with own college logos.

Please click here to view the website.

 

Equality and Diversity good practice – funded by the Skills Funding Agency

SFAThe aims of this project are two fold:

1 – To use peer group development and working to identify and remove barriers which result in under-representation and stereotyping of apprentices and work based learners with protected characteristics in both the rural and wider workplaces.

2 – To use leading practitioners to establish a physical and virtual staff peer support group to enable the exchange of best practice used in addressing race, gender and disability issues with learners and other staff.

 

Engineering and Mathematics using Mobile Technology (EMUMT) – funded by the Education Training Foundation

ETF-logoLed by Plumpton College and in conjunction with FE Sussex, the consortia of Sussex colleges, the aim of EMUMT is to improve teaching, learning and assessment through the use of mobile technology.

The EMUMT collaboration involves eleven Sussex and three Surrey colleges.

Please click here for the project report.

 

Course Costing & Finance Management- funded by the Education Training Foundation

ETF-logoThe purpose of this project is to satisfy an immediate need for training in effective course costing and viable delivery models.  Aimed at recently appointed and aspiring middle managers and led by Plumpton College, it is delivered in conjunction with FE Sussex, and targets 30 staff drawn from 14 colleges.

Use is made of digital technology by establishing a virtual learning network, webinars and resource repository for support and dissemination purposes.   The programme is part of the pan-Sussex colleges’ strategy for managing an effective further education provision against a background of continual funding reduction.

For further details or to discuss any of the above project please contact Tim Strickland on tim@fesussex.org.uk.

 

Course Costing & Finance Management- funded by the Education Training Foundation

ETF-logoThe purpose of this project is to satisfy an immediate need for training in effective course costing and viable delivery models.  Aimed at recently appointed and aspiring middle managers and led by Plumpton College, it is delivered in conjunction with FE Sussex, and targets 30 staff drawn from 14 colleges.

The programme is part of the pan-Sussex colleges’ strategy for managing an effective further education provision against a background of continual funding reduction.

The outcome of the project was a series of workshops covering aspects of the financial management of colleges, implications for changes to funding and the importance of increasing from full-cost delivery.

Please click ETF Project Course Costing Impact statement – FINAL for the end of project report.

 

Engineering and Mathematics using Mobile Technology (EMUMT) – funded by the Education Training Foundation

ETF-logoLed by Plumpton College and in conjunction with FE Sussex, the consortia of Sussex colleges, the aim of EMUMT is to improve teaching, learning and assessment through the use of mobile technology.

The EMUMT collaboration involved eleven Sussex and three Surrey colleges.

Please click Plumpton College and FE Sussex ETF Interim Report V1-2 for the project report.

 

shutterstock_73917517Curriculum Planning – funded by LSIS

Analysing the detail of the New Funding Methodologies for 2013/14 and the potential implications.

 

 

 

holdDue Diligence – funding by LSIS

To produce a standard approach to the due diligence process of checking WBL sub-contractor suitability for contracting with a partner college.

 

 

shutterstock_74882701ED&I – funded by LSIS

The research of performance data of minority characteristic groups to compile benchmarks for colleges use in connection with their SARS and implementation of ED&I across colleges.

 

 

holdFunctional Skills in Sussex – funded by LSIS

Research and evaluation of e-learning resources from a learner and trainer perspective and proof of costing savings compared with classroom delivery.

 

 

shutterstock_73917517Health and Safety in Sussex Colleges (HISC) – funded by LSIS

Centred on driving down the cost of maintaining Health and Safety statutory requirements through the standardisation of polices and procedures.

 

 

shutterstock_74882701Engineering in Sussex Colleges  (EISC) – funded by LSIS

Improving learner engagement and achievement at level one and through linking land based colleges with other engineering departments in Sussex colleges.