Case Studies

ESD case study: Accountancy at West Suffolk College

Introduction by Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The ETF’s report ‘Leadership for ESD in the FE Curriculum’, has highlighted a range of successful initiatives that support Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). In the report, we’ve heard from various FE and Training providers, who […]

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ESD case study: The award-winning Michaeljohn Training School

In this case study, Michaeljohn Training School (MJTS) in Manchester share their story of weaving sustainability into their hairdressing and barbering programs.

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Burnley College: Whole-organisation approach to ESD

In this case study, we hear first-hand from construction and curriculum staff on how the college empowers learners with practical knowledge on environmental topics throughout their Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

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Redbridge Institute ESOL programme

There are many Further Education and Training providers and educators who are keen to play their part in education for sustainable development (ESD) and training for ‘green’ employment. Here, Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for ESD at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), asks how these providers are successfully implementing ESD within their practices. […]

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Creating a sustainable diversity and inclusion culture

Hilda Koon of Manchester College reflects on her participation in the ETF’s Diversity in Leadership programme and her equality, diversity and inclusion focused project that it supported.

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Closing an achievement gap

Jaspal Dhaliwal of Westminster Adult Education Services, talks about how his participation in the ETF’s Diversity in Leadership programme has helped him develop his own equality, diversity and inclusion focused project.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding governor in a General FE College

The relationship between the board and the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is about assurance that the college is complying with all their responsibilities to keep learners safe. The board is accountable for all aspects of college work and one key area of concern is safeguarding which, when it goes wrong, can put any provider firmly […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Jenny Lea

Jenny Lea is a Practical Lecturer in Animal Studies at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? One of the aspects I enjoyed the most at my old job was being able to educate people. My parents were both teachers and so it’s always been a career I […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Lauren Yates

Lauren Yates is a Lecturer in Animal Studies. She worked for over 10 years in industry including at Pets At Home as a trainer What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? I was originally working in store and loved helping customers, helping them solve their problems, helping them find the […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Ben Swidenbank

Ben Swidenbank is an Adult Skills Tutor – Pesticide Application and Horticultural Machinery Specialist – at Myerscough College. He worked as a sports turf expert for over 13 years at places including Arsenal Football Club, Wembley Stadium, Oval Cricket Ground and Wimbledon Tennis Club. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Rebecca Schofield

Rebecca Schofield is a Lecturer in Animal Studies at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? I was made redundant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and my background is in veterinary nursing and charity medicine. My role entailed largely community work, involving public speaking, education and […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Dominic Atherton

Dominic Atherton is a Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? Teaching has always been a passion of mine. Although I have not worked as a teacher in a teaching environment, I have always brought an element of teaching into my managerial roles as […]

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Taking Teaching Further: South Essex College

Having taken part in rounds two and three of Taking Teaching Further, South Essex College has been successful in recruiting 15 industry experts to teach at its campus between 2018 and 2020. Having recruited five trainee teachers in round two, the College followed up its success by recruiting 10 further trainee teachers in round three, […]

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#EdTechStories: Roseline Fernandes

Roseline Fernandes is Digital and IT Business Partner at Reading Borough Council involved in IT projects and training. In Autumn 2020, Roseline, then Digital Skills Curriculum Manager at New Directions College, the adult and community college of Reading Borough Council, was nominated for the EdTech Mentor programme run by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). […]

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#EdTechStories: Fionna Mortimer

Fionna Mortimer is Head of Department for a busy adult only training centre, part of the EKC Group, which offers personalised learning courses for careers in IT and Digital industries and building services. Fionna has been using the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform for her own and her staff’s personal development in use of educational […]

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