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New centre to inspire Doncaster college staff

Kathryn Brentnall - Director of Quality and Learning Resources at Doncaster College, cuts the ribbon held by Valerie Ayis (Quality Assurance and Improvement Manager) at the opening of the Centre for Inspiring Teaching and Learning in front of staff at the College.

Kathryn Brentnall - Director of Quality and Learning Resources at Doncaster College, cuts the ribbon held by Valerie Ayis (Quality Assurance and Improvement Manager) at the opening of the Centre for Inspiring Teaching and Learning in front of staff at the College.

Support is now available for teaching and assistant staff at Doncaster College, via a new centre.

The Chappell Drive facility has opened the doors of a new Centre for Inspiring Teaching and Learning.

Its purpose is to support employees as they move from providing ‘good’ education to ‘outstanding’ for the students at the site.

Kathryn Brentnall, Director of Quality and Learning Resources at the college, carried out the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility.

She said: “The purpose of the centre is to support teaching and academic support staff from across all areas of the college as we all work towards moving the overall quality of teaching, learning and assessment from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.

“Advanced teaching practitioners, staff from E Learning, additional learning support and subject librarians will staff the centre.”

The facility is based at the college’s Hub campus next to the Learning Resource Centre and is run by Valerie Ayis, Quality Assurance and Improvement Manager at Doncaster College.

Valerie added: “Staff will be able to come along to share good practice or ask for support, within specific areas of development, in an informal, relaxed and friendly setting.”

Last year, Doncaster College celebrated an overall ‘good’ rating in a major inspection.

The new Inspiring Teaching and Learning Centre was opened as part of the ongoing progression towards achieving an ‘outstanding’ grading when the Ofsted inspectors next visit.

The Ofsted report did state that the college is ‘outstanding’ in its support for students and that the college carries out much excellent work in the community, widening participation, supporting business development, leading on enterprise projects and developing employability skills in students.

Doncaster College’s Hub campus was opened in September 2006 after three years of extensive planning. At the same time, the Church View and Waterdale campuses were closed.

 

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