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Collaborative Project Case Studies

Evaluating the AP-type role

During the project’s first year (2018-2019) 15 collaborative partnerships from across the training and education sector applied for funding to evaluate the Advanced Practitioner-type role, testing the research, Understanding the role of advanced practitioners in the English Further Education, by Tyler et al which was commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation.


Bedford (with Tresham College)

Case Study: Evaluating the Ap Role – Can Joint Practice Development Improve Assessment For Learning?

Birmingham Met (with Lincoln College)

Developing Advanced Practitioners (Teaching Teams; ESOL)

Bolton College (with Hopwood Hall College)

From Good to Great: How the AP role can make the Difference

Bournemouth & Poole College (with Kingston Maurward College)

Case Study: Evaluating the Advanced Practitioner Role – Using Aps Inclusively to Develop Teams and Individuals

Derbyshire Adult Learning (with Derby City AL)

Evaluating the AP role within the ACL environment

Doncaster College (with North Lindsey College)

Evaluating the Ap Role – Developing Outstanding Practitioners

East Riding Council (with City of York Council)

Evaluating the AP Role – Triangles of Excellence: A Collaborative Approach to Improved Learner Outcomes

Kirklees College (with Leeds College of Building)

Evaluating the Ap Role – Improving Teacher Performance in Questioning

Manchester College (with Novus): Case Study

Evaluating the Ap Role – Can Coaching-In-Action Accelerate the Progress Teachers Make in the Classroom?

NESCOT (with Brooklands, East Surrey & Guildford Colleges)

Evaluating the Ap Role – Mental Health and Well- Being: Developing and Analysing Resilience Strategies

Shipley College (with Myerscough and Barnsley Colleges)

Case Study: Evaluating the AP Role in Undertaking Non-Judgemental Lesson Observations

South Devon College (with Bridgewater and Taunton College)

Evaluating the AP role: Champions in maths and English (CHiME)

Stanmore College (with Westminster Kingsway College)

Case Study Evaluating the Role of The Advanced Practitioner: High Quality, Practitioner-Led and Iterative CPD

WEA (with Adult Community Learning Essex) Case Study

Evaluating the Advanced Practitioner Role – Exploring the Effectiveness of Advanced Practitioners in Enabling Improved Practice in Dispersed Teams

Collaborative Project Case Studies (year 2)

Embedding, enhancing and extending the AP-type role

During the project’s second year (2019-20290) four collaborative partnerships, where at least one member was involved in the first year, applied for funding to embed, enhance and extend the Advanced Practitioner-type role.


East Surrey College with John Ruskin College, Academy of Contemporary Music, Reigate School of Art & WEA

Building the capacity of the Advanced Practitioner role to drive quality improvement in pedagogical content knowledge across a diverse partnership...
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Chesterfield College with Sandwell College, Lincoln College & Nottingham College

Reclaiming the joy of teaching – developing happy, healthy capable, confident students and staff

Bolton College with Hopwood Hall College

The Next Chapter – Great Teachers, Great Sharing

Myerscough College in partnership with Barnsley College and Kendal College

Developing a ‘Culture of Excellence’ through collaboration

Project leads worked in diverse and rich ways with particular highlights including collaborative sharing events arranged between partners.

  • 14th October 2019: 40 managers from MyerscoughKendal and Barnsley Colleges met in Barnsley to take their ‘Developing a Culture of Excellence’ project forward. Read our blog here.
  • 18th October 2019: APs from Bolton College and Hopwood Hall met to develop their ‘Great Teachers, Great Sharing’ project by building on their achievements in their year one project: ‘Good to Great’. Read our blog here
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