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Cameo: Staff at Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion benefit from a useful range of professional learning opportunities to help improve their digital skills

During the COVID-19 pandemic, college leaders responded quickly to the need to develop the digital skills of staff in order to continue to delivering learning within a digital learning environment. The college has strengthened its professional learning provision. Leaders have developed a comprehensive range of learning pathways for staff that deliver tailored, mentored training, in which the college encourages all staff to participate. This includes a comprehensive training programme for new governors, and a programme for teaching staff to develop their management skills.

The college’s approach to professional development encourages staff to reflect on and record their strengths and skills, providing a valuable framework for managers to discuss good practice and improvement needs. Staff can either choose to have their performance evaluated through formal observations or to support each other’s development in small groups.

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