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Dayle's Case Study

Name of trainee: Dayle Crutchlow

Year completed DTLLS: 2013

Current job title: Full time lecturer in Journalism

Current place of employment: NWHC

Background information (starting point)

At the time of his enrolment on the programme Dayle worked as a sessional lecturer in the Art and Design teaching 16+ year olds students. In his teaching role, Dayle delivered A level Film studies and Media Studies at Level 3.

Before he entered FE, he was a professional journalist and held an NVQ level 4 Certificate in Journalism and a BA Honours Degree in English and Drama. Since being appointed at NWHC he also achieved Level 2 in Adult Literacy and Numeracy.

Current position and details on progress

Since being appointed at NWHC Dayle also achieved Level 2 in Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Dayle enrolled onto the DTLLS programme due to extrinsic factors relating to employer requirement and immediately proved himself to be a particularly committed individual who responded exceptionally well to feedback on his teaching practice. Dayle will be the first to admit that he was not the most organised or committed member of staff as a sessional lecturer, but his participation in, and his contribution to the DTLLS programme confirmed that he was an excellent teacher whose concern and expectations of his students were exemplary.

Dayle eventually secured a full time contract within the Art School and teaches Level 3 Journalism to 16+ students; he is also the course leader and oversees the delivery of four other lecturers. D’s line managers are delighted with his progress; thoughts that are echoed in D’s statement below:

Impact of ITT

Dayle reports that: DTLLS has helped me to focus my teaching more effectively. It has also been inspirational in terms of observing and learning from other class members and, most significantly, our two excellent teachers, whose practice has greatly helped me shape my own. I feel significantly more confident, analytical of my own practice and more prepared to learn and develop as I progress’.