Case Studies

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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Further Forces: Jesse Jackson

For 10 years Jesse Jackson served as a gunner, before spending two more taking young 18+ army recruits through basic training. On discharge, he joined Loughborough College as a public services lecturer in September 2018. Interview by Richard Doughty, originally published on AoC Jobs website. How did you get into FE lecturing? I stumbled into […]

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Sam Parrett: Tes FE Awards 2020 FE Leader of the Year

According to the judges, London South East Colleges’ chief executive Sam Parrett “embodies what it is to be a true leader, not just a person at the top of an organisation”. Appointed principal of Bromley College in 2010, she oversaw a merger with Orpington College the following year. Then, in 2016, at the request of […]

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Helena Good: Tes FE Awards 2020 Teacher of the Year

Graphic design lecturer Helena Good has worked in education for 23 years. In her current role as a graphic design lecturer at Edinburgh College, she shares her passion for creativity and design with students through the college’s NC, HNC and HND graphic design courses. Good established a programme that partners HND students with a mentor […]

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Embedding Maths and English in Workplace Delivery: Essex County Council

Sally England is Curriculum Lead for Functional Skills Working Lives in Essex County Council, which comes under the Council’s Adult Community Learning umbrella. Sally’s team works with around 400 apprentices across a range of specialisms – Health & Social Care, Business Admin, Management, Children & Young People, Support Work in Schools – and roughly a […]

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TLPD TRIP: Kendal College

Inclusive Industry Placements A case study from the TRIP led by Kendal College in collaboration with Furness College, The Lakes College, Nelson and Colne College and Carlisle College. The TRIP was part of the first phase of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, which enabled T Level providers to participate in sector-led, collaborative action […]

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TLPD TRIP: Harlow College

Student Recruitment A case study from the Teacher Regional Improvement Project (TRIP) led by Harlow College in collaboration with Chelmsford College, Northampton College, South Essex College, and United Seevic Palmers College. The TRIP was part of the first phase of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, which enabled T Level providers to participate in […]

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TLPD TRIP: The Mercian Trust

The use of mathematics in Drone Technology A case study from the TRIP led by The Mercian Trust in collaboration with Walsall Studio School, Droneworx, Painsley School and Access to Music (now known as Access Creative). The TRIP was part of the first phase of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, which enabled T […]

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