Teaching, Learning and Assessment across the Grimsby Institute Group (GIG)
Our Further and Higher Education Teaching and Learning Policy
The GIGs Policy matches the standards set out in the Common Inspection Framework (2012), which includes:
Further Education Coaches and Higher Education Fellows
- Learning Walks – acceptable standards visits by the Principal, SMT and Leadership Group
- Linking of observation to the Performance Management System
- Support provided for teaching and learning staff to achieve an improvement of at least one grade at re-observation within six weeks
- Supported by annual updating of Observers
The GIG has invested heavily in Coaches and Fellows to deliver training to meet the teaching and learning needs of staff. They provide support for staff and lead on addressing priorities from Self Assessment Reports. Fellows also support individual and school achievement of scholarship targets as identified in the Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Strategy. Both submit impact reports to the Quality Improvement and Curriculum and Quality Committees.
The Higher Education Observation Process
The GIG recognises the different requirements of Higher Education Teaching and Learning aligned to the UK professional standards for teaching in Higher Education (UKPSF, 2011). The observation process regularly reviews:
The Dissemination of Good Practice in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship
- The accuracy and completeness of published information
- Student feedback on teaching and learning via questionnaires
- Research, scholarship and professional practice to support teaching
Wikis are used as an online forum for staff to submit examples of excellence in teaching, learning, assessment and scholarship for information and good practice across the GIG.
Recognising Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship
The GIGs first annual Student-led Teaching and Supporting Learning Awards were held in 2012 led by 2011/12 Higher Education students. Students decided upon categories and voted using the interactive student Wiki.
The GIG Assessment policy outlines the principles of fair assessment and brings together a range of procedures relating to assessment including a robust moderation procedure, student assessment appeals procedure, recognition of prior learning (RPL) procedure, appeals procedure and malpractice procedure.
The GIG strives for excellence and is always working towards achieving an Outstanding status from Ofsted. To achieve this goal, the Group intends to make greater use of its peer partner arrangement, further embed E-Learning through full implementation of the E-Learning Strategy and continue to utilise the Centralised Teaching & Learning and Reward & Recognition Strategies.
Download our Further Education Teaching Learning and Assessment Strategy here
Download our Elearning Strategy here