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Practice Educator & Assessor Training

Part of BASW's online taught skills development programme

Session designed for practice educators to provide an opportunity for critically reflective peer learning and CPD. Exploring student supervision and assessment, in the context of longer term social distancing measures. Considering how this may impact on PE practice, with an emphasis on reflective practice and peer-learning.

A further session is also available to book in July or September which will explore the developments of PEPS 2020 and consider their application into PE practice.

This session

Providing practice education in challenging times.

  • Facilitators: Chloe Whittall & Daisy Jackson-Bogg

While many placements were suspended at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, some have been able to continue, and universities and placement providers alike are beginning to think about how student placements can continue/recommence. It can be daunting for practice educators when they are faced with more remote and home-working and perhaps feel less able to provide onsite supervision or team/peer support; yet are facing complex decisions around both managing the safety of students and service users, and having to adapt their assessment methods to involve less face-to-face interventions whilst still providing sufficient learning opportunities and robust assessment and evidencing for students on placement.

This bite-size workshop gives practice educators the opportunity to explore how they can be confident in their student’s practice when working in challenging times, such as the current pandemic.

Learning Outcomes:

By taking part in these sessions’ participants will be supported to achieve the following learning outcomes –

  • Explore and reflect on the current pandemic and its impact on student learning and the practice educator role, including consideration of how placements and assessment can be sustained within the context of social distancing.
  • To explore safety issues in relation to responding to student anxieties and concerns in relation to engaging in learning opportunities with service users, children, families, and significant others.
  • To consider own development needs, strengths and skills and reflect on the adaptations needed to deliver the PE role via different delivery methods.

The Trainers:

The programme will be facilitated by Daisy Jackson-Bogg and Chloe Whittall, two of the core team from Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd (DBC), a BASW and OCN accredited training provider.

Daisy Jackson-Bogg, Chief Executive

Daisy is a recognised national social work specialist and established academic author and trainer, with qualifications in both social work and training. She has nine social work texts and numerous chapters and articles included in her credits. Daisy has been involved in the design, development and delivery of a wide range of learning and development and consultancy programmes, for example, Daisy was the lead author on the Department for Educations Return to Social Work learning materials and the Department of Health Mental Capacity Act for social workers materials, among others. She continues to lecture and practice in several social work roles and is a practice educator for social work students and both children and adults social work ASYE candidates.

Daisy oversees the content and quality of all our delivery programmes and projects. She is a registered SWE social worker, holding additional qualifications in Mental Health (AMHP), Mental Capacity (BIA), Training and Practice Education (PEPS 2). Prior to establishing her own company, Daisy had worked within and managed Substance Use Services and Mental Health Services to Director level. She was an Executive Director within the local NHS health and social care partnership trust (2008 – 2010), accountable to three local authorities, including BBC, for the delivery of a section 75 arrangement and working within health-based delivery and governance systems.

In addition to leading DBC, Daisy maintains a number of national leadership roles. Until recently she held the Chair position of both the Mental Health Committee and the Mental Capacity Act working group within BASW, she is Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University and BIA teaching lead for the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust BIA programme. 

As well as holding post graduate qualifications in Social Work and practice education, she is an ILM trained mentor, holds the PTLLS level 4 teaching qualification and holds a number of leadership qualifications, including – strategic social care leadership (PG Dip Modules – University of Birmingham) and International Healthcare Management (Yale University / SEPT).

Daisy has significant experience of coaching and mentoring at management levels.  Daisy is a passionate advocate of excellent Values and Ethics in the field and as such has a interest in strengths-based approaches and their application to supervision practice.

Chloe Whittall, Professional Development Manager

Our Professional Development Manager, Chloe Whittall is a qualified SWE registered Social Worker who has been qualified for over 20 years and has held a range of therapeutic and managerial roles in both voluntary and statutory sector organisations. In addition to her Social Work Degree, Chloe holds the ILM Change Management and Leadership award, the Practice Teaching Award in Social Work, Certificate in Counselling, an AFT Advanced Diploma in Systemic Practice and a Level 3 ITG Award in delivering Adult Education.

Chloe has significant experience of coaching and mentoring in both the substance misuse sector and statutory children’s services, having undertaken the role of Practice Educator since 2006, Practice Educator/PEP’s Assessor since 2008 and ASYE Assessor since 2014. Since joining DBC Chloe has continued to undertake these roles in an off-site capacity supporting Social Work Students, NQSW’s and their assessors in both adult and children’s voluntary and statutory settings.

Since joining DBC Chloe has also led on two significant pieces of evaluation and implementation project work relating to supervision and staff support. The first involved supporting 2 Local Authorities and 2 via the Teaching Partnership to evaluate 3 models of supporting Social Work Students on Placement. The second involved the evaluation of the Welsh national post-qualifying qualifications for Social Workers. Both pieces of work involved consulting with students, managers and educators to gain feedback on the most effective way of supporting students and staff and publishing reports with recommendations on a positive way forward.

Chloe’s particular area of interest lies in supporting organisations to connect with cohorts of staff to develop their skills and commitment to providing exceptional outcomes for service users underpinned by the values, ethics and working approach of the organisation.