Assessor E-Bulletin

Teaching, learning and assessment for ER in a "Nutshell"

Issue 3

Welcome to third edition of the assessor E-bulletin, an online flyer designed to share good practice and ideas in Teaching, Learning and Assessment across Central College Nottingham.




Thank you so much for your feedback following the Assessor training day. The evaluation forms have now been analysed and the outcomes are outlined below.

Following this training session attendees had increased their level of knowledge.

· Prior to the event 15.8% rated their knowledge as Very Good. Following the event, 57.9% rated their knowledge as Very Good.

· Prior to the event 31.6% rated their knowledge as only Ok, however, following the event this had decreased to 5.3% of attendees rating their knowledge as only OK.

· All attendees agreed that their objectives for attending the event were fully met, that there are ideas they can use straight away and that the overall standard of the presentation was good.

· The majority of attendees agreed that they were confident about putting into practice what they had learnt.


Your feedback is really important, so please use the Assessor network to share your ideas for upcoming CPD days, what you would like featured in this bulletin or resources that could be developed to help you.

Meet the Team

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What can the Teaching, Learning and assessment Team offer you?

The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Team are made up of Verity Holman (Teaching, Learning and Assessment Manager), Philippa Howley, Janette Thompson and Dan Williams (Teaching and Learning Coaches). They come from an array of subject backgrounds including Sport, Travel and Tourism, English, and Hair and Beauty.


Each Curriculum Area has a lead coach attached to them who is available to support members of staff on a one to one basis or as a team. All you need to do to book a session with your coach is email them directly or email qualitylearningandteaching@centralnottingham.ac.uk and one of the team will put you in touch with the relevant coach for your area. The team has a wealth of experience of supporting other staff in their professional development and of driving improvement in teaching and learning through helping tutors and assessors achieve their potential.


What can the team offer?

- Non-graded developmental observations and feedback

- Team teaching

- one to one coaching

- Demonstrations

- Bespoke CPD sessions for small groups/teams

- Assist in the development of effective SOWs, learning plans, and clear assessment schedules/plans

- Assist in developing ILPs and Course Handbooks that meet the College Standards

- Cast an eye over learning resources for SPaG errors

- Arrange a short TeachMeet type activity for a team meeting for your curriculum area or in combination with another

Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning, Formative Assessment, Assessment as Learning, Checks on Learning etc etc.

Whatever you call it; tutors and assessors need to know about their learners’ progress and difficulties with understanding so that they can adapt the activity to meet their needs. Assessors and learners can find out what they need in a variety of ways. Why not follow this link to spend 5 minutes browsing the resources available on AFL located on Learner Journey standards.

Tooled Up!

Choose your CPD

Tooled up has been designed to enable tutors and assessors to choose their own approach to CPD. Have a quick browse of the flow chart and find the CPD for you!


Your TLC can support any approach you choose and is able to offer tailor made training packages on many of the options.

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