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Pride Month: building an inclusive workplace 

Our Further Education (FE) and Skills sector serves everyone in society, including people who are often marginalised and underrepresented in education and training.  As June brings a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s crucial to recognise the significance of Pride Month and our role in supporting it. The Stonewall riots in 1969 marked a […]

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Inclusive Leadership: creating inclusive environments

Laura Kayes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Lecturer at Luminate Education Group, reflects on her learning from the ETF’s Inclusive Leadership Programme, focusing on what leaders can learn from cognitive justice and its implications for the recruitment and experience of individuals and their lived experiences.

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Inclusive leadership: experience and takeaways

Ami Kaur, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Dudley College of Technology, reflects on the experience of the ETF Inclusive Leadership programme and takeaways from it for implementation.

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Inclusive Leadership: meeting the challenge

Jeff Greenidge, Director for Diversity at the Association of Colleges, reflects on his observations of the ETF Inclusive Leadership Programme and what it can tell us about the next steps for inclusivity in the FE and Training sector.

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A Few Thoughts on Inclusive Leadership

Michelle Swallow, English Lecturer and Learning Quality Manager at Bradford College, explores the gathering of momentum in equality, diversity and inclusion, and explores some of the issues that must be grappled with if organisations are to be transformed into truly inclusive settings.

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Building anti-racist workplace cultures

As part of our shared commitment, ETF partnered with BLG on the recent ‘Symposium report’, a publication that leads Anti-racism in Further Education.  Simon Blake OBE shares his experience as an employer and member of the CMI committee on race.

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SEND – what’s coming up from the ETF in Autumn 2022

ETF National Head for Inclusion Teresa Carroll highlights the array of support and opportunities that will be available from our SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) offer in Autumn 2022.

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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. Dr Tiffany Holloman shares her experience as a researcher.

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Learning, sharing and the journey

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.Dawn Ward CBE shares her experiences and approaches as a college and sector leader.

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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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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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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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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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