The Strategic College Improvement Fund is available to colleges and represents a fantastic opportunity to receive funding for college improvement provision.
The fund is open to Further Education Colleges that were judged to require improvement or were rated as inadequate in their last inspection. Our experience informs us that following the SCIF pilot, effective applications focused on a limited number of activities to have maximum impact rather than taking a broad approach. With this in mind, we are delighted to inform you that the fund can be utilised for our performance management software, CollegeiP. This is the simplest and most effective way to manage lecturer and staff appraisal in colleges.
In order to receive funding, you are required to submit a bid stating how you would utilise the funds to make improvements. This would require you to put together a plan stating what impact CollegeiP would have on a key area identified in your OFSTED report. Please note that we would be more than happy to assist you in making any application.
Our software acts as a means of recording professional development and is proven to support teaching, promote learning and aid student performance. As a data rich platform, CollegeiP can help to inform the strategic decision making process and drive improvement.
Centered around the appraisal process, CollegeiP offers a comprehensive CPD management function which allows professional development to be requested, allocated and reviewed. This helps to enhance staff skills to support teaching, learning and assessment. CollegeiP also supports coaching of managers and staff to aid performance. It can serve as a monitoring tool to evaluate performance throughout your college and help you to make more effective use of data. Overall, CollegeiP helps to improve the quality of support that is provided to students.
All of the above features support criteria that is recognised by the Strategic College Improvement Fund. Please click here to find out more about the application process.
The Strategic College Improvement Fund is for a wide variety of activities and projects that will help improve the quality of provision for an applicant college. We would be delighted if your were to apply to receive funding to introduce CollegeiP at your establishment. Nevertheless we appreciate that you may look to utilise this fund for another purpose. We hope that you have found this advisory article of interest and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any assistance.