Exploring new support models

Helen Hewlett mentored cluster 6 which consisted of the following 4 projects:

Using Visualisers: Suffolk New College

This project aimed to explore the use of visualisers to enhance the learning experience of learners studying Functional Skills Maths, GCSE Maths and ESOL.

Feedback in remote delivery: Leeds City College

This project looked at the improvement of feedback in GCSE English with the aim of improving learners’ engagement with their teacher’s comments. We focused our investigation on the provision of verbal feedback during periods of remote learning.

New Support Models: Develop

This project aimed to explore ways of improving the effectiveness of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) when working with learners to improve their confidence levels in maths. Our research activities together with the challenges presented by the pandemic have highlighted more clearly than ever before the critical role of the LSA in providing essential pastoral and academic support and how we can use them more effectively within our organisation.

New Support Models: How can we help learners build social connections whilst studying online?: West Suffolk College

This project aimed to find ways to enable learners to connect with each other whilst studying online. Opportunities for collaborative working in small groups and a whole department approach to induction led to learners getting to know each other better, increased confidence and improved learning outcomes.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right) and read their reports below.

Using Visualisers

Suffolk New College

Project Number: 10a

Feedback in remote delivery

Leeds City College

Project Number: 10b

New Support Models

Develop

Project Number: 11