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ETF involved in successful SEND services bid

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) has been successful in its bid to deliver the Universal SEND Services programme on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). The proposal, which was developed in strategic partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), was made on behalf of the Whole School SEND Consortium (WSSC). […]

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CfEM Live 2022 conference

Places can now be booked for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) Live 2022 conference, which takes place on 24 and 29 June and 1 July. The event showcases the latest action research findings from colleagues involved in maths delivery across Further Education (FE). This year’s conference, which will take place online, will feature […]

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ETF launches new research to support FE and Training professionals 

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today (16 May) launched ‘The FE & Training Conversation’, vital research designed to find out what’s important to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training.  The ETF is using the research to understand more about the challenges faced by leaders, teachers, trainers, governors and support staff, as […]

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Small changes can have a powerful impact on learners with SEND, finds ETF report

Listening to and sharing stories of young people with SEND, their families and professionals working in the SEND system can have a powerful impact, according to a new report from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The report, entitled ‘Small powerful everyday things: conversations of humanity in the SEND system’, highlights the challenges experienced by […]

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New Trustee joins Education and Training Foundation Board

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the expert body for professional development and standards in Further Education (FE) and Training in England, has appointed a new Trustee to its Board. Following an open recruitment process, Wojciech Ilowski will serve for a period of three years, renewable for a further three years. Wojciech is Industry Operations […]

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Summer 2022 maths, English and ESOL webinars

The ETF is hosting a series of free-to-attend webinars for teachers of maths, English and ESOL in late June and early July. The series begins on Wednesday 15 June, with Supporting maths learners from Entry Level 3 to Level 2, a two-hour session starting at 10am. This interactive course presents practical strategies to support maths […]

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Sustainability strategy a ‘good foundation’ says ETF

The Department for Education’s (DfE’s) ‘Sustainability and climate change strategy’ provides a good foundation to build upon as the education sector increasingly recognises its part in achieving society’s sustainability and social justice needs, according to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The strategy recognises the important part education has to play in contributing to climate […]

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Professional Standards for teachers refreshed by the ETF

A refreshed set of Professional Standards for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector in England have today (3 May) been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The updated Standards, developed in consultation with a wide range of organisations and practitioners, are part of the ETF’s commitment to supporting the […]

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Supporting Deaf Awareness Week 2022

Deaf Awareness Week 2022 (2-8 May), aims to raise awareness and challenges of deafness and hearing loss faced by 1 in 6 people in the UK. 

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CfEM Live 2022 Conference – dates and themes confirmed

The Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) 2022 Live Conference will take place online across three full-day sessions on Friday 24 June, Wednesday 29 June and Friday 1 July. The event showcases the latest action research findings from colleagues involved in maths delivery across Further Education. This year’s event will be of particular interest to […]

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ETF and IoD announce new partnership to offer board review service

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Institute of Directors (IoD) have agreed a new partnership to offer board reviews to providers in the Further Education and Training sector. The service will help provider organisations meet the requirement to undertake regular external board reviews, one of the reforms set out in the Government’s 2021 Skills […]

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Industry Insights vital part of T Level preparation

Opportunity to become a Sector Delivery Partner

The Education and Training Foundation is inviting wave 1 and 2 T Levels providers with outstanding technical education and training to submit an application to become a Sector Delivery Partner and be involved in the delivery of Teaching T Levels courses as part of the T Level Professional Development Programme (TLPD).

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Education and Training Foundation CEO steps down after eight years at the helm

David Russell is stepping down as CEO of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) after more than eight successful years leading the organisation. Under David’s leadership, the ETF has grown from a fledgling sector body with a start-up grant, to the position it occupies today as the central pillar of professional standards and workforce development […]

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Taking Teaching Further round five recruitment open

Round five of Taking Teaching Further (TTF), the initiative that helps Further Education (FE) and Training sector providers attract experienced business and industry professionals into teaching careers, is now open. The initiative is run by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on behalf of the Department for Education. It supports FE providers with funding for […]

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ETF maths and English courses in April

The ETF is staging four online webinars to support colleagues with aspects of maths and English in April. All are free to attend and booking is open now. Maths problem solving takes place from 2–4pm on Wednesday 6 April. It is an interactive course that will support practitioners in developing learners’ reasoning and problem-solving skills. […]

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