Assessor E-bulletin

Teaching, Learning and Assessment for ER

Issue 8

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

This bulletin is designed to give you a host of ideas to help and guide you with regards to all things ER related. It will be sent out every six/eight weeks and put together by the Teaching And Learning Coach for ER, Wayne Daniels.

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Final push for summer!

So we've had three days of hot weather which must mean summer is officially here!

It also means the final hurdle is upon us, with learners scrambling to the finish and a well-deserved rest not far off in the distance.

To help get you over this final furlong, Assessor HQ has put together some useful information, upcoming events, fun resources ('Speak Up Stay Safe' game is great), Apprenticeship Levy information as well as other Employer Responsive related goodness!

All of that and a split screen camper, we do spoil you!

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Young people's health and safety

Statistics tell us that you are more at risk of injury when starting a new job than you are for the rest of your working life. A particular challenge is to make risk education relevant and interesting for young people – whether at school, college or work. The Speak Up Stay Safe campaign has video testimonies from young people at work explaining why safety is important, how they stay safe and what to do if they feel unsafe. See our latest video with young workers at Aston Martin and share with your colleagues.

Assessor CPD day

Tuesday, July 12th, 9am-4:30pm

Mere Way


The Assessor Network invites you to a day of professional development.

Sign up here

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Voter Registration Drive

Monday 16th May is the start of AoC’s Voter Registration Drive.

On Thursday


May a Register to Vote Event was held at Maid Marian Way, where students were given information on how to get registered to vote and asked their opinions on the EU Referendum.

This event was successful in engaging students who were keen to get more information. Therefore, similar events will be held over the next week to correspond with the Voter Registration Drive.

The next event will take place 10am - 2pm at the following site:

  • Monday 23rd May - Highfields Common Room

There are also resources available on the Learner Journey tool which can be used to provide students with more information on registering to vote and the EU Referendum.

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Feedback is important

For apprentices' to gauge accurately that they are making progress, we need to give constructive feedback. This is especially true when it comes to written English.

Please use the above chart to annotate work and outline where corrections can be made.

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Campaign calls on young people to kick-start career with an apprenticeship

From hundreds of talented apprentices across England, 13 have been selected to be the stars of the campaign and tells potential apprentices what they need to land their dream job. Telling their stories, the apprentices, from top firms including IBM,

JCB and Sellafield, will feature on billboards and television screens across England.

To celebrate the campaign, apprentices everywhere are being encouraged to share selfies and video clips of themselves at work on social media using the hashtag #GetInGoFar.


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So what’s stopping the UK’s women going into engineering?

Nothing physical – in fact, lots of schemes encourage them, says Dawn Bonfield, materials

engineer, and chief executive of the Women’s Engineering Society, including big employers such as British Gas, Network Rail and Crossrail. What’s holding them back is a lack of knowledge of what engineering is and a lack of advice.

There's no telling how many women who could have made successful engineers never even considered it as a career option, but there must be plenty out there. Just 9% of the engineering workforce and 6% of registered engineers and technicians are female. That is the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, way behind the leaders, Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus, with nearly 30%. click me


Monday, July 11th, 4-6pm

Bridgford Road

To book your place to attend, please go to the Internal Training Events page on Staffnet

Manufacturers raise concerns over apprenticeship levy

Britain’s largest manufacturers’ organisation has added its voice to the chorus of complaints from employers about the apprenticeship levy, which is due to be introduced next year. click me

Aiming for Outstanding!

Do you want to elevate your teaching practice to Outstanding?

If so, we have a CPD opportunity awaiting you to sign up.

A day-long event held by the TLC for ER is available. For more information, please contact

Assessor Buddy Network

The Assessor Buddy Network is still live so we can continue to move towards outstanding. You can sign up to work with a peer, check out how other schools operate, share good practice and see how the other half live! Whether you want to be a buddy or be buddied up, please click here