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 reviews of past reads, below:

  • The Promise that Changes Everything by Nancy Kline
  • The Power of Us by David Price
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Currently reading: Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Contact Chloë for more information and the Zoom link

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The Northern ESOL Forum in partnership with NATECLA


Second Weds of every month @12-1.30pm

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

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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.

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Try it Here First

#APConnect #JoyFE #FestivalFridays

Every Friday in term time at 12-1pm

This space gives us time together as practitioners to share, explore and try out new ideas. You can be either the presenter or audience (both are as important):

  • Presenter: Use the hour in anyway you like to share a new digital tool, an approach, practice a presentation or try out a CPD session. Let me know if you’d like to present!
  • Audience: Learn something new and support your peers.

Contact Chloë if you’d like more information and the Zoom link.

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ATS/QTLS Staffroom

#APConnect #JoyFE #FestivalFridays

Every Friday in Term Time @3-4pm

A friendly drop in for queries and general support. Hosted by Phil Green (ATS cohort 3) and Chloë Hynes (QTLS 2011 and ATS cohort 6).

Contact Chloë for more information and the Zoom link

Tapestry image: ATS/QTLS Staffroom in partnership with APConnect