Professional, affordable support for adult learning, research, skills and training

Organisational Support 

  • Do you need help improving the quality of teaching and learning, identifying weaknesses or responding to inspections?
  • Would you like to work on making your workplace and training environment more accessible to those who struggle with literacy or language issues?
  • Do you need to embed a new approach, initiative or development across your organisation but don’t know how to go about it?

 

Seedbed Consulting Ltd works with individuals, organisations and across partnerships to provide a range of support, whatever your need.

Seedbed director Amanda has extensive experience with language, literacy and numeracy, including work on a number of government quality improvement programmes.  She has also worked at senior level both within a large adult learning provider and for a Learning and Skills Council.

 

We have experience in:

 Quality Improvement Support

  • Working with managers and staff to identify and address areas of weakness in teaching and learning, including retention, progression and achievement
  • Improving the effectiveness of the quality improvement process and Service Performance Management
  • Developing plans and sharing good practice to address both general organisational approaches and specific areas of need, such as Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, performance data and management, the learner journey, VLEs and improving teaching and learning

Improving language and literacy

  • Improving the written and verbal language and literacy skills of individuals to make a difference to the quality of your communications and the ability of staff to understand policies, complete paperwork effectively and benefit from training and development.
  • Embedding literacy, language and numeracy across your organisation, improving and simplifying your documents, posters, policies and commonly used paperwork
  • Adapting documents and training materials for different audiences, and to make them more accessible for those with lower levels of literacy

Other organisational support

  • Developing managers and other staff whose main business is not learning to design, deliver and evaluate learning programmes
  • Training to roll out new initiatives and training packages, including Functional Skills, vocational careers training, Apprenticeships and non-graded teaching observations
  • Writing strategic and delivery plans for learning

 

For examples of our previous work, please click on one of the buttons on the left

 

What our clients say about us...

“Amanda worked with managers and front-line staff to introduce new initiatives and support careers advisors in embedding them across the service. She took the time to fully understand what was needed and what the barriers were for staff before devising practical training, support and high quality materials. She received very positive feedback from teams she worked with, and provided constructive and straightforward support that enabled staff to improve their practice and effectively engage with new approaches”.

 

Janice Pigott

Regional Director, National Careers Service

“Amanda undertook a research study on the achievement patterns of our students on Access and GCSE programmes that were causing us some concern. She produced helpful, insightful recommendations that fed into our quality improvement plan and have enabled us to achieve tangible, positive outcomes”.

 

Marco Macchitella

Deputy Principal, Morley College London

“Amanda was instrumental in bringing together managers from varied departments along with elected members and unions to work together to embed Skills for Life across the council.  She was patient, knowledgeable and creative, and worked very hard to successfully bring everyone on board”.

 

Marie Russell

Essex County Council

Seedbed Consulting Ltd is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales registered no. 08722861 | Email: amanda@seedbedconsulting.co.uk | Phone: 07812 159689