All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality', and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.
John Dickinson began his career as a residential social worker. In 1982 he joined Kirkby College of Further Education on Merseyside. He taught child care, health and social care and A Level and GCSE Psychology. He has been working in teacher training for FE staff since 1990. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill and an original member of the Post-compulsory Education and Training team. Jane Wood is Course leader for Professional Development in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. She has twenty years experience of teaching vocational courses in Further Education Colleges and has recently worked as curriculum quality manager responsible for raising standards of teaching and learning, and conducting professional observations. Further to this she has managed successful teacher education provision prior to her move to the university.