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Embedding cross-cutting themes

English | Cymraeg

This event is only available to members of NTfW

Dates and Venues:

10 January 2018 – Grŵp Llandillo Menai, Rhos-on-sea campus, Llandudno Rd, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4HZ


10.00am – 4.00pm


£45.00 (which will include refreshments and lunch)

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As educators we have lots of different expectations from many external stakeholders. It can be a struggle to manage all of them effectively as well as ensuring an excellent learning experience for our learners.

This workshop looks at a different way of approaching the cross cutting themes that we are required to embed within our curriculum.

We will explore straightforward and successful ways to approach the extracting and recording the key themes of ESDGC, Prevent, Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and Estyn Common Inspection Framework within our delivery, as well as simple tools to map cross cutting themes into your individual curriculum.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Both Apprenticeship and Traineeship assessors and tutors/Curriculum leaders

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the day, delegates will have had the opportunity to:

  • explore the purpose of a curriculum. What needs to be included in your curriculum and why? Where are the gaps-how to close them?
  • recognise the importance of CPD in Curriculum Development. Focussing on the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’, and looking beyond compliance and treating cross cutting themes as a tickbox exercise
  • explore successful methods of embedding: ESDGC, Prevent/ British Values through the theme of ‘Respect’
  • use simple tools to help develop and cross reference curriculum requirements
  • embed literacy and numeracy into the curriculum with confidence

Ros Protheroe Portrait

Ros Protheroe

Director, Panda Education and Training

Ros has worked in the Work-based Learning sector for 17 years. She started out as an as an IT tutor helping adults back into work, gaining her PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training in 2005. Since then she has had roles including Lead IT trainer, Internal Verifier, Quality Manager and Senior Quality Manager. For the past three years and until August of last year, she held the role of Staff Learning & Development Manager, providing and co-ordinating development activities for over 300 staff, focussing on creative and innovative teaching and learning.

From August last year, Ros launched Panda Education & Training with her business partner and former colleague, Rachel Arnold.

Ros’ main passion and focus is ensuring vocational educators have the right support to deliver the best, most innovative and creative training possible. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Education where she is researching the impact of observations on the quality of teaching.

Rachel Arnold Portrait

Rachel Arnold

Director, Panda Education and Training

Rachel Arnold has worked in Work-based Learning for the past 17 years. She started as an Assessor and Tutor on apprenticeship and employability programmes.

In 2002, Rachel progressed to managing a small team of assessors and tutors. Through a focus on high quality of delivery to achieve learner outcomes, in 2007, she became Quality Development Director. Rachel was responsible for the quality management, curriculum and staff development for 9 years. Rachel is now a Director of Panda Education & Training and passionate about vocational skills development.

She has recently been appointed the Champion for the Creative and IT sector in Wales as part of the Inspiring Skills Excellence Wales project.

Please contact info@ntfw.org for more information or telephone
029 20495 861.

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