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Anti-racism is a movement, not a moment

The Black Leadership Group (BLG formerly BFELG), and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are committed to working together to support an Anti-racist Further Education and Training sector. As part of our shared commitment, ETF partnered with BLG on the recent ‘Symposium report’, a publication that leads Anti-racism in Further Education.  

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Selina Stewart

Conspiracy theories in 2022

ETF Associate Selina Stewart looks at recent developments in conspiracy theories and the role of educators in helping learners to evaluate them.

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Catherine Manning

The ETF’s definition of mentoring

With applications for the 2022–23 mentoring training programmes currently open, Dr Catherine Manning, ETF Deputy Director – Design and Development, looks at the ETF’s definition of what mentoring is and isn’t, and challenges you to understand mentoring in your own setting.

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Learning, sharing and the journey: Dawn Ward CBE, CEO & Principal, Burton & South Derbyshire College 

The Black Leadership Group (BLG formerly BFELG), and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are committed to working together to support an Anti-racist Further Education and Training sector. As part of our shared commitment, ETF partnered with BLG on the recent ‘Symposium report’, a publication that leads Anti-racism in Further Education.  

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Anju Virdee

Professional standards for leaders are coming

With the ETF’s Professional Standards for Leaders in the Further Education and Training sector set to launch this Autumn, Anju Virdee looks at their development and how they fit into the ETF’s wider support offer for leadership and governance.

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What would a self-improving system look like?

An initial blog from David Russell in a series on Saïd Business School / Education and Training Foundation’s project on how we could envisage and create a self-improving system in Further Education.

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Professional Standards need to reflect the priorities of today’s practitioners 

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped shape the teaching and learning agenda by fuelling acceleration in digital learning and working practices.

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Catherine Manning

Mentoring, coaching or ‘moaching’?

With applications for the 2022–23 mentoring training programmes now open, Dr Catherine Manning, ETF Deputy Director – Design and Development, shares what she has learnt about definitions of mentoring and coaching and the lessons she thinks we can all take away.

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A lifelong passion: how the dedication of the sector drives all we do

Education and Training Foundation Interim CEO Jenny Jarvis reflects on the dedication of individuals across the sector and its role in the impact FE and Training has.

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Isabelle King

Keeping Children Safe in Education – what’s changing for FE

Education and Training Foundation National Head of Safeguarding and Prevent Isabelle King looks at the changes in the new version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance and what they mean for the Further Education and Training sector.

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More than words; why there’s no substitute for seeing for yourself

The Education and Training Foundation’s interim CEO, Jenny Jarvis, reflects on a visit to South Essex College and the part the Taking Teaching Further programme is playing in addressing recruitment challenges in the FE and Training sector.

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Taking part in the CfEM Teaching for Mastery Trial

Michael Boucher, Lecturer in Maths at East Surrey College, discusses Taking part in the CfEM Teaching for Mastery Trial, and the impact it has had.

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The impact of the Whole College Approach

The CfEM Whole College Approach programme aims to support colleges as they explore areas for improvement and develop plans to address weaknesses that are tailored to their unique college context.

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Self-improving system project – An introduction

An initial blog from David Russell in a series on Saïd Business School / Education and Training Foundation’s project on how we could envisage and create a self-improving system in Further Education.

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The stories of SEND professionals: Lindsay Harris

SEND professional Lindsay Harris shares her story of the SEND system, as originally seen in the Education and Training Foundation’s publication ’Small Powerful Everyday Things’.

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