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Published in Learning Matters and Professional Learning

Testimonial from Activate Learning Group

Activate Learning have subscribed to HOW2s since 2014. We are currently going through a procurement process with a potential overseas client. This is what Anne Haig Smith from Activate had to say about us when we asked her to be a referee.

The greatest benefit of using HOW2s?

Activate Learning is a large organisation, made up of 5 Further Education colleges with college campuses spread across a wide geographic area. Using HOW2s has enabled us to achieve a high level of consistency in our terminology and practice of teaching and learning. The greatest benefit to our organisation is the sheer range of tools available to the teachers from within the HOW2s. We have a large staff group ranging from new teachers to those who are very experienced, but within the HOW2s there are always ideas and challenges for every member of staff.

All our Faculty Managers are trained in using HOW2s to promote the development of practice within their teams and through the Skills Exchange staff are able to connect with colleagues right across the organisation, discuss their development and share their experiences using a common taxonomy.

Every member of our teaching staff has a HOW2 that they are working on, ensuring active and engaged professional development throughout the year, resulting in consistently improving achievement rates for our students.

Anne Haig Smith Director - Applied Learning Foundation at Activate Learning Oxford, England

The level of support from Train Visual is exemplary. From initial set up to ongoing support we have found them to be highly responsive, helpful and genuinely concerned that they are offering us the best possible service.


Testimonial from Middlesbrough College

A Further Education College on the other side of the pond has, as part of their having to adhere to national procurement legislation, asked for references. With the holidays upon us, I was fearful of not being able to meet the tight deadline. I needn’t have worried. This from Middlesbrough College.

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