One thing that was apparent from yesterday was a degree of different interpretation of delivery methods (and even of outcomes) between ITOs which we suspected. While a variety of delivery methods is acceptable within the National Standard there is good practice and better ways of doing things. Having the opportunity to discuss these issues between ourselves was a brilliant way of ironing out some issues. I felt most people went away with some fresh ideas. (I lead the course yet also picked up some great tips (especially from Mark from British Cycling)
A fantastic day sharing ideas and developing good practice to spread to both our instructors and our ITO members. It was also great to network with the other ITOs as well. Thank you David!
Great to meet you all!
A very good posative gathering, enjoyed listening and sharing ideas with all who attended.Thanks to David and Fiona for hosting.
Will there be any sort of written list of "ACTIONS" or "ideas" or "things to look out for" from this meeting? It would be good to share with those who didn't go, who will continue to be training new instructors. I am amazed at how many sports based people are coming through to train - excellent coaching skills which transfer well to the positive side of NS training. I wonder whether some of them are not so aware of encouraging riding as a form of transport rather than signposting people onwards to sports related cycling (which is fine, and another good outcome of NS, but I am still keen to get people to ride about on their bikes as a form of general fitness, happiness, transport and other types of life-wealthiness!) .....
So sorry I could not make it! I would welcome a list of good practice and top tips! Jacqui
Yes. There will be some good practice tips which Fiona of SDG who minuted the session will put together with me.
We will also run a further ITO session for nsits at TABS conference
Would be interested to see the tips, and also to discover some of the variety of teaching/delivery methods.
Yesterday many ITOs attended a seminar exploring issues about consistency of delivery between ITOs and ultimately ITOs responsibility in ensuring high quality delivery of good practice on the ground. It would be good to hear people's thoughts