Case Studies

Weston College: maths – it’s everyone’s business

Carried out under the auspices of the ETF’s Centres for Excellence in Maths programme, the Whole College Approach project examined the effectiveness of such an approach in improving maths learning. At Weston College, the focus was on learners in Construction and the Creative Arts.

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The Lakes College: maths and vocational learning – interweaving instead of ‘bolting on’

Carried out under the auspices of the ETF’s Centres for Excellence in Maths programme, the Whole College Approach project examined the effectiveness of such an approach in improving maths learning. At The Lakes College, interweaving maths across the curriculum was the key to success.

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Stamford College: two sides of the coin: sorting the system and changing the culture

Carried out under the auspices of the ETF’s Centres for Excellence in Maths programme, the Whole College Approach project examined the effectiveness of such an approach in improving maths learning. At Stamford College, the project became a culture-changing experience.

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Leyton College: it’s a complex problem, so you can’t expect an easy answer

Carried out under the auspices of the ETF’s Centres for Excellence in Maths programme, the Whole College Approach project examined the effectiveness of such an approach in improving maths learning. At Leyton College, careful analysis and solutions specific to the context and existing culture were identified as key to success.

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Harlow College: it’s all about communication

Carried out under the auspices of the ETF’s Centres for Excellence in Maths programme, the Whole College Approach project examined the effectiveness of such an approach in improving maths learning. At Harlow College, those involved identified communication as the key to success.

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Mentoring at NowSkills

Training provider NowSkills has been exploring the use of mentoring as part of the support it provides to new trainee tutors, as well as how tutors can support employers to develop mentoring skills to use with apprentices. This case study looks at the work the organisation has undertaken and the role ETF mentoring training has played.

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Mentoring at Bede Sixth Form College

Located in Stockton on Tees, Bede Sixth Form College is a member of the Education Training Collective (ETC) group It offers a range of A level and A level equivalent vocational provision to around 700 students and employs 40 teaching staff.. This case study examines how the development of mentoring at Bede is helping to develop staff.

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Mentoring at the Education Training Collective

Following an evaluation of its initial teacher education, including the mentoring of its trainee teachers, the Education Training Collective looked carefully at how mentoring can be used most effectively. This case study explores the process it has gone through, the conclusions it has drawn, and the role of the ETF Mentor Training programme in the progress it has made.

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Together We Transform: Arinola Edeh – Westminster Adult Education Service

In this case study, Arinola Edeh, the Principal and Head of Service at Westminster Adult Education Services talks to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) about how Further Education (FE) and Training gives learners the agency to transform their own lives.

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Together We Transform: Emma Luff – Shears Academy

Emma teaches at the Shears Hairdressing Academy in Catford, an independent training provider for school leavers all the way through to career changers.

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Together We Transform: Mozz Baker – Walsall College

Mozz Baker, Advanced Practioner at Walsall College, shares the story of his journey within FE and Training, reflecting on the transformational opportunities that FE offered him.

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Together We Transform: Marisa Ferguson – South Bank Colleges

Marisa Ferguson is a Learner Development Coach Coordinator at South Bank College and talks about transforming the lives of learners.

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Together we Transform: Thomas Rea – Walsall College

Thomas Rea is a lecturer at Walsall College in business on sports and marketing. 

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Together we Transform: Daniel Jones – Walsall College

Daniel Jones is a lecturer in maths, English, personal development and work-related studies for construction learners at Walsall College.

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Together we Transform: Julie Newton – Walsall College

Julie is a Personal Development and Welfare Officer at Walsall College.

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