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.
The ETF’s National Head of Technical Education, Cerian Ayres, explains how some of the exceptional Further Forces programme trainees have been putting their skills and experience to use during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Fellowship. It’s a word that says so much. It says recognition by peers, it says achievement, and it says intellectual leadership. But it isn’t just what the word says that makes a fellowship important; it’s what it does.
Kam Dehal, Vice Principal at East Surrey College, explains the ground-breaking work they have undertaken to tackle problems recruiting to NHS roles and the part participation in the ETF’s Teach Too programme has played.
For many the use of online learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a new experience, but for trainees on the ETF’s Further Forces programme, it has always come as standard, as National Head of Technical Education Cerian Ayres explains.
Its name may have changed, but the intent of the Talent to Teach in FE programme has not. Its strength of purpose is reflected in it having recently reached the 300 participants milestone.
Alison Morris, Executive Director of Programmes at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), outlines the importance of the Taking Teaching Further programme, a Department for Education-funded initiative managed by the ETF, to boost the FE and Training Sector long-term through encouraging and developing industry collaboration and recruitment.
New FE teachers, Scott Stevenson, Jamie Ease, Tom Isted and Shaun McDonagh talk about their move from industry into the FE sector.
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.
Further education colleges need experienced people from industry and the trades to pass on their skills, and you don’t need a teaching qualification at the outset. As June is Have a Go Month, Howard Pilott, of the FE Advice service at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) explains how you can take the plunge.
Until employers align their expectations and give students of all ages a real shot, the efforts, dedication and hard work of FE workers and learners are somewhat negated, and much is folly.