Reading Circle


Every other Thursday @8pm

Read and reflect in a thinking environment with FE peers. Read this blog for more information and access the groups’ thoughts on The Power of Us by David Price.

Currently reading: The Fascist Painting by Phil Beadle

Next book: The Joy of Not Knowing by Marcelo Staricoff

Contact Chloë for more information and the Zoom link

The Northern ESOL Forum in partnership with NATECLA


Bring your lunch or a cuppa and spend some time with your ESOL colleagues from all over the North of England. We’ll have time in breakout rooms to discuss pressing issues and share experiences, and I’ll share some updates, events and opportunities you might be interested in. Note: you do not have to be a NATECLA member to attend.

Book here

Tapestry image: Northern ESOL forum in partnership with NATECLA

Research Circle


Last Weds of the month @12-1.30pm

Welcome to the FE Research Circle (formally known as the practitioner action research network) hosted by Dr Vicky Butterby (OTLA) and Chloë. The aim of the FE Research Circle is to provide a supportive space for anyone who is interested or involved in practitioner led research to come and talk about their work and learn from others too. Each month we will explore different aspects of research in FE and post-16 learning, as we come together to grow and develop our research community. Everybody is welcome to attend these sessions (no research experience necessary) and please feel free to bring your lunch too.

Sessions will be held on the last Wednesday of each month, from 12:00-13:30pm (please note the research circle does not run in December, July or August).

To sign up for the research circle, please complete this booking form.

Tapestry image: Research Circle