Assessor E-bulletin

Teaching, Learning and Assessment for ER

Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh 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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Spring is around the corner!

It's official, the days are getting lighter, and there is a real buzz in the air following our fantastic Ofsted result.

We have a lot to be proud of and we have put a huge amount of effort in to get to where we are now, we are now in the second term and still have some fantastic and challenging times yet to come. With this in mind, in this edition we have some top tips on feedback, a TLA fair event this week at Beeston, an assessor forum event at Ruddington, key apprenticeship messages and more.......

TLA Sharing Event

Friday, Feb. 12th, 11:30am-1pm

Central College Nottingham - Beeston Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come and share ideas and resources for effective teaching, learning and assessment. Bring your tried and tested strategies and add to our Valentine post-box for circulation across the college. TLCs will be on hand to collect ideas, share resources and make appointments for individual support if required. Key features; planning for individual learning and target setting, assessment for learning, British Values, links to freely-available resources, embedding maths and English and top tips.

Giving good quality feedback - 10 Top Tips

Use constructive criticism to provide positive suggestions for improvement.

Write a brief summary of your view of the work.

Ask questions that encourage reflection about the work – in the text and in the overall comments.

Explain all your comments.

Suggest follow-up work and comments.

Suggest specific ways to improve the assignment.

Explain the mark or the grade and explain why it is not better or worse.

Offer help with specific problems.

Offer opportunity to discuss the assignment and your comments.

Balance positive and negative comments.

Remember: BTEC regulations do not mean you cannot give feedback!

English and maths toolkit

Even with the success of our Ofsted visit, we can still always improve our English and maths. Please utilise the English and maths toolkit so that we can effectively embed both into everything we do. Please click here

Assessor Forum Group

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 9-10:30pm

Mere Way


The Assessor Forum gives you an opportunity to voice your opinions, discuss challenges as well as share good practice. It will also feature a couple of key themes per event to help you make moving forward easier.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History month

Use LGBT history month as an opportunity to integrate sexual orientation and diversity into your work, for support resources either access our fantastic EDI toolkit here or click the Rainbow for additional resources.

Prevent definitions to help you during your sessions.


· An ideology is a set of beliefs.

· Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism.

· Safeguarding is the process of protecting vulnerable people, whether from crime, other forms of abuse or from being drawn into terrorism-related activity.

· Terrorism is an action that endangers or causes serious violence damage or disruption and is intended to influence the government or to intimidate the public and is made with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.

· Vulnerability describes factors and characteristics associated with being susceptible to radicalisation.

· Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. Calls for the death of British armed forces is also included.