Education Partnership North East’s curriculum and support staff have developed innovative online learning methods for students to continue their studies at home, be engaged and motivated in their learning and to provide ongoing support.

    Uniformed Public Services have been using Microsoft Teams to engage remotely with students, uploading all relevant resources to Moodle and communicating with students on a 1:1 basis through chats. Students are using the Teams app to easily contact curriculum staff.

    Screens are being shared students during 1:1 live tutorials if they feel that they need further assistance with curriculum staff recording themselves presenting sessions which are uploaded online so students can use them as reference when needed.

    The team are looking to introduce live group presentations for students who sign into Teams as they will be able to contribute and ask questions if and when they need to.

    • Curriculum staff
    • Support staff including innovation learning team.
    • Over 60 learners engaged.
    • Working from home was a struggle at first but now it has  got easier. I can do the assignments at my own pace even if it means finishing them even earlier than I thought. Working remotely through Teams means that even though I am not in college, i can get help from Chris, James and Kate for Public Services and Jamie and Stacey for English. It really does help a lot because I don’t actually ask for help when I’m in college.”

    “Overall, Microsoft Teams has been really effective for our Public Services students and is certainly a platform which will be utilised much more going forward.”

    Why Education Partnership North East (EPNE)?

    Highly commended - Employer of the Year, Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2019

    Engagement with Employers - Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award 2017

    (Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017)

    Selected by DfE for 2021 T Level pilot to deliver the new high-quality technical qualifications.

    98% overall employer satisfaction - Employer Survey 2018/19