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Dr Tricia Odell

Creating a collaborative professional learning environment – the practicalities

In the second of three articles focusing on motivating teachers to remain in Further Education and the part an alternative approach to professional development could play, Education Consultant Dr Tricia Odell explores the practicalities of introducing a collaborative approach.

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Ruth Spellman

Nurturing future leaders

As we mark International Women’s Day, Ruth Spellman OBE shares a glimpse into her personal leadership journey, and highlights qualities for successful leaders.

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Dr Tricia Odell

How do we motivate our teachers to stay in FE? Could an alternative approach to professional development be part of the solution?

In the first of three articles focusing on motivating teachers to remain in Further Education (FE) and the part an alternative approach to professional development could play, Education Consultant Dr Tricia Odell looks at the role of middle leaders in bringing about a cultural shift in professional learning.

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Sue Pember and Fiona Aldridge

Bringing together adult educators and Combined Authorities to determine what makes devolution a success

Ahead of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Innovation Workshop – Crafting a Fresh Curriculum for a New Era – in March, Dr. Susan Pember CBE, Policy Director, Holex, and Dr. Fiona Aldridge, Head of Insight, West Midlands Combined Authority, reflect on learning from the previous workshop in the series – Thinking Differently; A Framework for Successful Regional Partnership – which took place at the end of 2023.

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Clair Cooke portrait photograph

Understanding complex decision making within the context of safeguarding, reputational risk, and welfare

Clair Cooke, Director of Meliora Safeguarding and Wellbeing Limited, considers the complexities of decision making around safeguarding for leaders, how Social Graces impact on decisions, what can be done to tackle unconscious bias, and the importance of professional curiosity.

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Dr Lou Mycroft

Innovation: the difficult conversations

Dr Lou Mycroft offers some practical advice to leaders on the knowledge and skills necessary to have the difficult conversations that culture and systems change can require.

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Stoke on Trent College Hallway

Stoke-on-Trent College – skills ready, future ready

Dr Katerina Kolyva, ETF CEO, discusses her first visit of 2024, to Stoke-on-Trent College.

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Digital transformation or status quo?

Matt Atkinson reflects on the ETF ‘Thinking Differently, Thinking Digitally’ workshop for leaders that he led at the end of 2023, considering the difference between developing a strategy and simply buying the latest kit, the importance of context in divining a way forward, and how well artificial intelligence is understood.

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Rhys Davies portrait

Developing innovative mindsets: learners

In the concluding part of his series of thought pieces looking at the development of innovative mindsets, Rhys Davies turns his attention to how they can be developed in learners.

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Rhys Davies portrait

Developing innovative mindsets: teachers

In the second part of his series of thought pieces looking at the development of innovative mindsets, Rhys Davies turns his attention to how they can be developed in teachers.

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Rhys Davies portrait

Developing innovative mindsets: leaders

In the first of a new series of blogs for the ETF website, Rhys Davies considers how innovative mindsets can be developed in leaders.

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Rhys Davies portrait

Closing the innovation gap: strategic considerations. Where are the gaps?

In the final part of his series looking at the strategic considerations behind the closing of the innovation gap in FE, Rhys Davies examines where the gaps are and how FE and Training providers can benefit from the opportunities currently being presented.

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Katerina Kolyva

Driving professionalism: our new vision for the future

At ETF we have renewed our commitment to supporting everyone working in the sector by championing the vital role of educators and leaders in transforming the lives of learners aged 14 and over.

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Rhys Davies portrait

Closing the innovation gap: strategic considerations. Barriers and solutions to innovation in FE

In the second part of his series looking at the strategic considerations behind the closing of the innovation gap in FE, Rhys Davies looks at barriers and solutions.

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Q&A with Learning Design Apprentice Asha Sharif, Education and Training Foundation

We are delighted to be supporting learners by making apprenticeship opportunities available at the ETF. 

We caught up with one of our apprentices – Asha Sharif.

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