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Technical Teaching: Building a Community of Practice

Welcome to the Teach Too blog: Building a Professional Community of Practice

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Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) National Trials update: January 2022

Centres for Excellence in Maths National Trials Director, Geoff Wake, gives an update on the programme at the turn of the new year.

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A diagnostic and responsive approach to teaching Maths Functional Skills and GCSE Re-sits

Shabana Raman, Director of Mathematics Improvement, East Kent College Group, discusses a responsive approach to teaching Mathematics Functional Skills and GCSE Re-sits.

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Developing English skills at Suffolk New College

ETF’s Bob Read talks with Louisa Hubbard, Head of English at Suffolk New College, about her approach to engaging vocational teams in integrating English skills development within their programmes.

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Green skills for the future

In this blog, Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), discusses her insights from two sessions at the World Skills UK CPD event, ‘Developing excellence in teaching and training’.

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Engaging vocational teams in integrating maths and English skills in their programmes

ETF’s Bob Read talks to Trisha Franklin of Peterborough Regional College about her approach to engaging vocational teams in integrating maths and English skills development within their programmes

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ESD Blog: A Case Study on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Redbridge Institute

As part of our latest report on Leadership for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the FE curriculum, several FE, training and skills providers shared their insights and actions in implementing ESD within their space.

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How a Leadership Institute can support the FE sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) strives to provide first-class leadership to the FE sector, and to support the development of innovative and collaborative leaders, writes Anju Virdee, Head of Leadership Institute at the ETF.

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EDI and safeguarding – what binds us together

In November 2021, Jeff Greenidge, Director of Diversity at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), chaired the discussion ‘EDI and Safeguarding: what binds us together’ at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference.

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T Levels: A catalyst for change

At the annual Association of College’s (AoC) annual conference, Paul Kessell-Holland, National Head of Curriculum Design Projects at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), hosted a session on the ETF’s new T Levels Professional Development Programme (TLPD). Here Paul shares an overview of his highlights from the discussion.

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Diversity and sustainability at centre stage of ‘month of learning’

In the lead up to November’s ‘month of learning’, I wrote about how the FE sector is ‘stronger together’. One critical way to achieving this is through an inclusive culture which enables a diverse range of voices to share their experiences and knowledge.

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Developing a Mastery Approach with GCSE Resit at Leyton Sixth Form College

Byron Sheffield from Leyton Sixth Form College writes about involvement in the national mastery trials and improving approaches to GCSE maths resits.

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National Trials: Teaching for Mastery

The University of Nottingham research team write about controlled trials of approaches to teaching for Mastery, aiming to improve learner understanding of concepts underpinning the GCSE mathematics curriculum.

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Train the Trainers in Advanced Practice – now open!

Applications for the penultimate pathway of the Education and Training Foundation’s Advanced Practitioner year 4 programme – Train the Trainers in Advanced Practice – are now open. Joss Kang of touchconsulting explains why and how to apply.

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CfESEND Blog: Engaging and Motivating staff for Maths and English Skills development

Nicola Lace, from Weston College explores the importance of investing time to identify the best methods to motivate and engage learners.

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