College Peer Review
Treloar’s Head of College, Ben Bastin, together with the Heads of National Star and Hedleys College have this year developed a new peer review relationship. Treloar College welcomed staff from National Star and Hedleys to our campus in February and our staff visited National Star along with Hedleys in May. The focus of our review here was on our Skills for Independence and Life Pathway but also sharing the fantastic work we do at Treloar’s and beyond.
Treloar’s systematically review the curriculum and provision here and have an iterative development process. Engaging peers in our sector to support this development is a vital part of why we continue to be able to provide outstanding Education and Care to our students. It also allows us to work closely with other colleges to support the needs of young people outside of Treloar’s.
The reviewers found our multidisciplinary working to be a real strength. The time and resource we devote to this activity is unique to our provision. The reviewers thought that Student Support Assistants were used very effectively in tutor-led sessions and students were not overly supported so they had opportunities to develop their agency and independence.
The reflection from the reviewers and Treloar’s Team was extremely positive and that all involved had gained a lot from the two days. The reviewers conducted themselves professionally and worked well with all our students.
The objectives behind the College Peer Review
Participation in the Peer Review process reflects our commitment to meeting Treloar’s strategic objectives and living our values. Building strong peer partnerships helps us to add to our expertise and have impact on a wider scale.
There are benefits of taking part in peer reviews include:
- continuous professional development
- building mutually supportive professional networks
- sharing best practice in our sector
- developing our specialism in supporting children and young people with higher levels of need in education.
- demonstrating our values, furthering our strive for excellence, remaining at the cutting edge of specialist provision
- maintaining and developing our specialism in supporting high-needs young adults
- contributing on a wider scale to the education and support of physically disabled young people