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Grimsby Institute - using staff work placements to improve teaching, learning and assessment

Principal focus of the project

The project arranged work placements for teaching staff within industry. Once those placements were complete, they cascaded their experience to colleagues, and aimed to improve their students’ learning experience as a result. The participants then devised a toolkit for employers to empower and encourage them to host teacher placements as a way to formalise and replicate the most useful parts of our process.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

The project found that placements need to be planned well in advance to extract the most benefit from them. Teaching staff prepared for placements in different ways, and would have benefited from a short training session for those going on placements.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Toni Rhodes - Grimsby Institute Group

Name of associate programmes



A case study exploring the collected output of a collaborative educational partnership between educational providers and employers which deployed staff CPD placements to increase subject knowledge and confidence of educators.

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