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Ms Alison Hall

Teaching Enhancement Advisor

Faculty and Department

  • Education
  • Teaching Excellence Academy

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • MA (University of Hull)

Summary

Alison’s career in teaching and learning across 32 years spans a range of sectors and scenarios. Having started as a teacher of secondary science (Chemistry) her career progressed into Further Education where she was employed to train teachers and trainers, and then into Higher Education where she developed and taught on Foundation Degree and BA top up programmes for teaching and learning in Primary Education for the University of Hull and PGCE, BA Hons and Masters programmes in Education and Training for Grimsby Institute and East Riding College (Beverley).

Currently Alison is managing the institution’s recognition scheme for HEA Fellowship, the DARTE Scheme (Disciplinary Approaches to Research and Teaching Excellence). Through this scheme Alison has supported over 600 members of University of Hull staff over a period of 5 years to gain a category of HEA Fellowship and she continues to support people as they develop on their learning and teaching journey. Currently the University is one of the top 5% of institutions in the UK for HEA Fellowship achievement.

Undergraduate

In addition to her employment roles in the field of Education, Alison has also had periods of self employment, having been a training consultant in adult work based learning and then a director of a limited company specialising in consultancy in the education of 14-19 year olds on alternative provision. In this role she led the design and implementation of a countywide provision for 14-19 year old young adults on a specific alternative provision, Foundation Learning. The scheme was very successful leading to North East Lincolnshire Local Authority being recognised as one of the top three nationally for its Foundation Learning provision by the funding organisations QCDA (Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency) and DfE (Department for Education). Alison acted as a mentor for 10 further local authorities in the North of England in their implementation of Foundation Learning.

Alison also had consultancy roles with major national consultancy organisations funded directly by central government including the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the Learning and Skills Network (LSN).

The skills, experience and knowledge from these roles enable Alison to bring to her current role as a Teaching Enhancement Advisor an ability to design, plan and effectively implement policy and initiatives and a consultancy approach to providing support for the enhancement of learning and teaching.