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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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New FE teachers talk about their early experiences of their new roles

New FE teachers, Scott Stevenson, Lecturer in Plastering at Kirklees College, Jamie Ease, Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering within the National College for Nuclear at Lakes College, and two new EKC Group lecturers, Tom Isted, Lecturer in Games Development / Digital and Shaun McDonagh, Lecturer in Plumbing, talk about their move from industry into the FE sector.

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Pathways to FE programme value highlighted by Westminster Kingsway College participation

The Pathways to Further Education programme aims to raise awareness of FE teaching as a career option amongst final year undergraduates and post-graduates with relevant industry experience, bringing skilled individuals into the sector. Westminster Kingsway College’s recent participation in the programme provides further evidence of its value, as Julie Sinclair, the College’s Associate Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation, explains.

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The DfE funded Side by Side course, teaching the FE Sector about Prevent duty, Extremism and Radicalism, explained

In this blog, ETF’s Selina Stewart and Pete Munday explain how the Side by Side modules are supporting providers with a resource which improves learners understanding of the dangers of radicalisation.

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I can’t keep calm. I’m going to be a teacher!

The ETF’s Rehabilitation in Action programme is working with prisoners to help them gain teaching skills. Teresa Carroll meets learners and their teachers at HMP Eastwood Park as they celebrate completion of their course with an awards ceremony.

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Why standards matter

Do you, when asked to discuss your work have a boundless love of what you do and how you do it? Given the chance and a willing audience could you fill their day with descriptions and anecdotes of why you love what you do, and find it hard to imagine anyone as happy and satisfied with their lot as you?

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Excellence Gateway

Final preparations for the new Excellence Gateway

The redeveloped site will have greatly improved search facilities and will be significantly more cost effective for the Education and Training Foundation to host and maintain, enabling more money to be used to provide other support services to the sector.

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David Russell

CEO blog: New Professional Standards launched today

This week, the Foundation is proud to publish the much-anticipated 2014 Professional Standards, an aspirational document enabling teachers and trainers to take responsibility for their own professional learning, and a major milestone in the drive towards greater professionalism across the sector.

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