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Selina Stewart

The World has changed – has this changed British values?

ETF Associate Selina Stewart explores how events in recent years have changed the world and influenced how some learners’ perspectives on British values may have changed as a result, asking what opportunities these evolving attitudes present for learning.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Combatting radicalisation in FE: lessons of experience

Polly Harrow reflects on 20 years combatting radicalisation in FE and her experience of two particular students, and considers what practitioners can learn from the interventions she has been involved in.

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Joel Thomas of IBM

IBM’s Prevent journey: challenges, progress and lessons learned

Joel Thomas, of IBM’s award-winning Foundation UK Programme, shares his experience of IBM’s Prevent journey, explaining his vision, the challenges he has encountered, and the role ETF and other support has played. He also looks at the progress made so far and reflects on the lessons he and his team have learned.

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Selina Stewart

Integrating British values into adult learning

ETF Associate Selina Stewart considers the integration of British values into teaching and learning in adult learning, offering examples of how the subject can be included in a meaningful way for this audience.

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Selina Stewart

Conspiracy theories in 2022

ETF Associate Selina Stewart looks at recent developments in conspiracy theories and the role of educators in helping learners to evaluate them.

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Isabelle King

Keeping Children Safe in Education – what’s changing for FE

Education and Training Foundation National Head of Safeguarding and Prevent Isabelle King looks at the changes in the new version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance and what they mean for the Further Education and Training sector.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

The role of DSL; it’s time to speak up

ETF Associate Polly Harrow looks at the development of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role, arguing that it deserves resourcing, professionalising and supporting in a way which reflects the huge commitment and specialist skillset the job demands.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

From Exclusion to Inclusion – We Need to Act Now

In a new blog for the Education and Training Foundation website, Associate Polly Harrow looks at the effect of exclusions on the education of students, the impact in FE, and what being excluded can mean for a learner’s longer-term prospects.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Safeguarding and restorative practice

In the fifth of a series of blogs for the Education and Training Foundation website, ETF Associate Polly harrow considers the role of restorative practice in Further Education.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Whose resilience is it anyway?

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers the meaning of ‘resilience’ and how to apply it in the FE and Training sector, looking at why it is important and how it is developed in young people.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Trauma Aware Practice

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers trauma aware practice, looking at the neuroscience that underpins our understanding, the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on teenage brain development, and the importance of the Emotional Available Adult.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers what the term ‘vulnerable’ means and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the way vulnerable learners are thought about.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Safeguarding: Return to Education

ETF Associate Polly Harrow looks at the impact of Covid-19 and the restrictions it has prompted and considers their impact on safeguarding and the issues that must be addressed as learners return to face-to-face learning and a ‘new normal’ is established.

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Channel referrals – what does the latest data tell us?

In the sixth and final blog in a series about safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart examines the Channel referral data, asking what it tells us and how it may relate to our learners.

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backs of heads at conference

How are British values relevant to us in the era of Covid-19?

In the fifth of a series of blogs around the theme of safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart considers how British values are relevant to us in an era when Covid-19 has placed limitations on the freedoms we normally enjoy.

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