Jo Swindells

Jo is currently the National Head of English and ESOL where she is responsible for design, development and management of English and ESOL CPD programmes.

Jo has worked in Further Education for over 25 years. Jo joined the ETF from Stanmore College in London, where she was Vice Principal, Curriculum and Quality. Jo has held a wide range of roles in Further Education and Adult and Community Learning,  including English teacher, Teacher Trainer, Director of Curriculum and Quality Manager. Jo has also acted as an Ofsted nominee for several years, including leading an organisation to a ‘Good’ grade under the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) in 2019. Jo also spent several years working on national skills improvement programmes, in roles such as Regional Adviser and Programme Area Manager. Jo is passionate about ensuring young people and adults from all backgrounds and communities benefit from the opportunities provided by further education and training.

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