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FIN Working Group – Policy and Research Group

June 20 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

As part of FIN’s ongoing commitment to excellence and improvement in education, FIN’s Policy and Research Group (FPRG) brings together dedicated educators who are passionate about addressing the sector’s most pressing challenges.
Mobilising research from the collective expertise and innovative spirit of FIN members and inspection analysis to provide solutions for the FE sector to influence policy and drive meaningful change.
What We Do:
1. Action Research: Central to the groups purpose is conducting rigorous action research. We dive deep into the real issues facing educators today, systematically investigating these challenges to develop practical, evidence-based solutions.
2. Collaborative Discussions: We believe in the power of collaboration. Through regular meetings, workshops, and forums, our members engage in rich, solution-focused discussions. This collaborative approach ensures that diverse perspectives are considered and innovative ideas are cultivated.
3. Policy Influence: The insights and solutions generated by our action research are used to advocate for policy changes. FIN members in this group actively work to evidence the formal reporting FIN will submit to influence educational policy, ensuring that the voices and expertise of educators are heard at the highest levels.
Our Vision:
We envision a future where educators are empowered with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to overcome challenges and enhance the learning experience for all students. By harnessing the collective power of our network, we aim to create an educational environment that is responsive, dynamic, and continuously improving.
Join Us:
Are you a FIN member who is passionate about making a difference? Eager to collaborate with like-minded professionals, and committed to driving change through action-oriented research? FIN’s Policy and Research Group is the perfect platform for you. Together, we can influence policy, transform challenges into opportunities, and shape the future of education.
Welcome to this FIN policy and research group – where innovation meets action to shape educational policy and practice.
This session will be facilitated by Frances Drew,

For this session we are asking delegates to bring examples of where functional skills is problematic, not beneficial and therefore not fit for purpose.

If you require any support with booking please contact [email protected]

Francis Drew

Frances has with a wide range of experience and skills and has been Quality and Operations Director for a large college and Quality improvement Director for a national training provider, for which she was responsible for the delivery and quality of over 7000 learners. Frances has over 11 years’ experience in the sector of which the last 4 years of her career have been at board level driving business improvements and focussing on quality.

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2.00pm – 3.00pm

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