Case Studies

South Essex College: Taking Teaching Further

Nicki Kelly, Assistant Principal for Curriculum at South Essex College, discusses what has been achieved as a result of their engagement with the Taking Teacher Further recruitment programme.

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East Kent College Group: Taking Teaching Further

Simon Bigrigg, Head of the Teacher Academy at East Kent College Group, shares his experiences of recruiting teachers for technical subjects through the Education and Training Foundation’s Taking Teaching Further programme.

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Trends in ESD delivery: how five FE providers are leading the way

In this blog, Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), reviews our series of five ESD case studies, drawn from the ETF’s latest report on Leadership for ESD in the Further Education (FE) Curriculum. Charlotte compares the commonalities between providers leading on ESD delivery and offers practical examples to support other educators […]

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Myerscough College: Taking Teaching Further

Sue Keenan, Director of Quality and Performance at Myerscough College, talks about how they have successfully recruited industry professionals through the Taking Teaching Further programme.

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ESD case study: Foundation Learning at Wiltshire College

Introduction by Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Throughout our blog series of case studies from the report ‘Leadership for ESD in the FE Curriculum’, we have consistently seen ESD initiatives and activities that symbiotically benefit the learner, educator and teaching organisation. They also […]

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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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ESD case study: 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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