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Teaching and learning at its best should reflect the diversity of our learners’ worlds 

Article by Teresa Carroll, National Head of Inclusion at the ETF, on diversity and learning in the FE sector.

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Maths delivery in a time of Covid-19: West Suffolk College’s successful start to 2020–21

ETF Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read talks to Dominic Nice of West Suffolk College about maths delivery at the start of the 2020-21 academic year

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The Online Educator: The Art of Effective Online Communication

Article by Simon Day, Vice-President of Education at Toastmasters International

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We must embrace diversity in the post-Covid-19 world

Teresa Carroll, the ETF’s National Head of Inclusion, writes about diversity, inclusion and the Tomorrow’s leaders: a world beyond disability publication.

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What do we want from the FE White Paper?

The ETF Thinks… article by David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation.

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Digital pedagogy: diesel trains or aeroplanes?

The ETF Thinks… article by David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation.

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It’s all about innovation

Inspiration and innovation are always linked. As Albert Einstein famously said, “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

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So what is the Further Education system?

In this blog, Teresa Carroll, the ETF’s National Head of Inclusion, writes about why the ‘So What is the FE Sector?’ guide was developed.

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Meet Chris Fairclough – an example of the kind of success stories the ETF helps to write

There is no such thing as a typical user of ETF support. But if you’re looking for someone who can be said to embody the ETF’s offer, then you need look no further than Chris Fairclough, lecturer and curriculum team leader for nuclear engineering at Lakes College

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Event Focus: National Advanced Practitioner Conference 2020 – Embed, Extend, Enhance

Event Focus blog by Lou Mycroft about the National Advanced Practitioner Conference on 27 March 2020.

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Advanced Practitioner Programme: Collaborative Projects 2019–2020

On Thursday 10 October, nearly 40 managers from Myserscough, Kendal and Barnsley Colleges met in Barnsley to take forward the Education and Training Foundation Advanced Practitioner (AP) project ‘Developing a Culture of Excellence through Collaboration’.

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Promoting Professionalism across FE

There has been a buzz in the air in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector this autumn and with winter on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our sector and everyone who works in it.

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Why should we consider becoming a SET Corporate Partner?

Steph Wallis, Relationship Manager for the Society for Education and Training (SET), explains how becoming a SET Corporate Partner can help leaders ensure their teams are prepared for the challenges facing the Further Education and Training sector.

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Find out more about Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Patricia Odell, Head of ATS and QTLS, and Dr Catherine Manning, ATS Operations Manager, explain more about Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). This 15-minute podcast also features an ATS awardee and ATS mentor who explain the benefits of applying for ATS and how to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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HETA Digital Academy: reflections on embedding digital technologies

Scott Rorrison is the Teaching & Learning Improvement Manager at Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA). Here, he explains the work he has been doing under the auspices of the Education and Training Foundation’s Advanced Practitioner Connect Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment project to embed the use of digital technologies there.

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