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FAQ → Introducing HOW2s

What do college leaders think of HOW2s?

Sally Dicketts CBE, is CEO of Activate Learning group of eleven Further Education Colleges. Based at Oxford City College in Oxfordshire, Activate employs thousands of teachers across England and Saudi Arabia.

Sally is also President of the English Association of Colleges.


(In case you didn’t watch the video) Sally explained how HOW2s provide transparency of practice across the organisation as managers work to translate SLT strategy to effective instruction. She explained that the biggest problem she faces is ensuring consistency of quality of teaching across such a large and diverse group. She also touched on how HOW2s help teachers meet the challenge of motivating students to succeed; many students have already experienced failure at school — particularly in subjects like English and Maths. 

NOTE: Activate now employs far more than the two thousand staff mentioned in the video. 

In the video below, Gordon Duffy McGhie describes the impact HOW2s have made at Middlesbrough College. 

Gordon is Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Achievement.