InTuition - summer 2013, issue 13

InTuition - summer 2013, issue 13

Review of IfL impact ensures there will be change for the better

The coming weeks will see the publication of IfL’s latest Impact Review and the updated strategic plan, which has been refreshed for 2013-16. Working on these documents over the past few months has required us to reflect on much of our work, including that on InTuition, and the impact our work has on the working lives of you, our members, as well as your learners, and how we can improve further. Reflecting on what has made an impact is a theme that carries through much of this edition of InTuition.

Nick Reinis investigates the secret to Ofsted success and some of the approaches that lead to outstanding teaching and learning under the new common inspection framework. Not surprisingly, support for teaching and training staff and awareness of its impact on learning outcomes, is a recurring theme within successful grade-one learning providers.

Extensive international research shows that teachers and trainers who work on an evidence base of learner impact achieve better results and improved practice overall. IfL’s Fellowship Research Programme was launched in late 2012 with a pilot running until spring this year. You can read about the impact this had on the teaching practice of participants. An increasing number of members are also seeking support and input via CPD Exchange. You can find out more about how this service can support you in your research and CPD by visiting www.ifl.ac.uk/cpdexchange [this service is no longer available - ed].

Reflection alone is not enough and – never ones to rest on our laurels – we’ve taken another look at InTuition to see what else can be improved. This edition we have introduced a new Forum section, devoted to your views and opinions, including the launch of Pedagogue, our new member columnist.

As your independent professional body, IfL is only as strong and influential as the support you give it. We welcome your thoughts on how IfL could be of greater support to you as a member. Contact us at editor@ifl.ac.uk or tweet us at @IfL_Members #IfL_InTuition.

As with every edition of InTuition, do keep in contact and let us know your thoughts on this edition at editor@ifl.ac.uk.

Marie Ashton
Managing Editor
InTuition

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