Dr Barbara Van der Eecken:
"I am passionate about education and training and have 25 years’ experience in the learning and skills sectors. I have created BVDE Quality solutions because I want to make a difference!
I lead on quality improvement projects for colleges and private providers impacting directly on learners' experience and results, on staff performance and buy-in and consequently on company overall outcomes. I rigorously plan and monitor quality assurance and shape continuous and sustainable improvement arrangements at all levels. I prepare organisations for Ofsted inspection and/or support post inspection to achieve the required outcomes.
A keen practitioner, always looking for innovation and creativity in teaching, I work closely with staff to help develop their practice and I complete Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) observations. I plan and deliver inspirational staff development to cover all aspects of TLA including Apprenticeship delivery, English and maths Development, Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality and Diversity and fundamental British Values. I also develop resources with teams and ensure robust assessment and IQA systems are in place. Fully conversant with the new Apprenticeship Standards, I can guide you through the process to Gateway and through to EPA, liaising with AAOs as required.
I act as critical friend for leaders and managers, looking at individuals as well as teams holistically to achieved agreed targets. I am an Investment in Excellence facilitator, a coach and mentor and a motivational speaker.
I am a translator and language lecturer for English, Italian and French. My lessons, from elementary to advanced levels, are tailored to suit your requirements with weekly sessions or more intensive programmes. I work with individuals and businesses on a one-to-one basis, in small or large groups depending on needs (school or university work, exams, holidays, travelling or business). My approach is interactive and communicative, based on a variety of innovative techniques and resources, to support progress at a healthy pace. Learners quickly gain confidence and improve their fluency and knowledge of their chosen foreign language."