Ten new projects to support sector through Skills Plan challenges

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Chief Executive David Russell said today,

“This has been an excellent year for the Education and Training Foundation.  We have provided crucial support for staff and leaders, addressing key concerns of the whole further education and training sector.  We look forward to next year with confidence.”

“I am very pleased to present our second Annual Review to the sector.  We have achieved a great deal with our partners in a short time, and we look forward with confidence to supporting the FE and training system face the challenges of the next 3 years.

I can confirm today ten significant new projects for which we have secured £5m additional in-year investment from DfE. The projects are designed to help the sector respond to the challenges of Skills Plan implementation, and address issues highlighted as systemic by the FE Commissioner through the Area Review process.

We look forward to delivering this extra value for the sector.”

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon said:

“Further education is playing a vital role in driving social justice and making Britain the skills nation that we need it to be.

“This £5 million we are awarding the Education and Training Foundation will help to ensure high quality technical routes, support area reviews and prepare the sector and its leaders for the exciting and important changes coming out of the skills plan.”

The projects cover sharing outstanding technical teaching learning and assessment; enhancing Initial Teacher Education; a new Digital enhancement programme for staff; a Science Engineering and Technology graduate teaching scheme; Top Leaders programme, and programmes supporting Finance Directors, Chairs of Finance Boards, and clerks to meet their changing responsibilities; embedding Teach Too principles to support vocational education and training; a possible new approach in end point assessment.

Download our annual review.

For more information, contact: 

Stephen Cox, Head of Strategic Communications

stephen.cox@etfoundation.co.uk | 020 3740 8280

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