Rachael Apps of City Lit

New outlook, expanded horizon, widened network: The power of development

Rachael Apps, administrator for quality and tutor development support with additional responsibility for safeguarding at City Lit, explains how she got into the FE and Training sector, and how the professional development she has undertaken recently is impacting on her outlook.

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International Women’s Day 2022: Women who inspire us

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, we asked Education and Training Foundation staff members to tell us about the women who inspire them.

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Jeff Greenidge headshot

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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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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Teresa Carroll

Lifelong learning, social justice and chocolate

Human trafficking, drug addiction and domestic violence – these were just some of the experiences that the learners leading the workshops at Fircroft College had survived, writes Teresa Carroll, Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion at The Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

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David Russell

CEO blog: Diversity and equality in education and training : why they matter and what the Foundation can do

In appreciating ethnicity, gender, age, languages, beliefs, abilities and many other dimensions, civil society moves inexorably – if unevenly – towards a world where equality for all is protected and diversity is not only celebrated but promoted.

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