Case Studies

Together we Transform: Julie Newton – Walsall College

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

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Mentoring at Burnley College

A case study of Burnley College looks at the role of mentoring in staff development, how involvement in the ETF’s Mentoring Training Programme has contributed, and the effect mentoring has had at the college.

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Mentoring at Nelson and Colne College Group

Mentoring has been at the heart of Nelson and Colne College Group’s staff development programme. This case study explores the part it has played.

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Mentoring at Shipley College

Mentoring can have benefits beyond those envisaged, as this case study of Shipley College in West Yorkshire highlights.

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Enhance Digital Teaching Platform – Learn Ealing

Tracy Seraphin of Learn Ealing reflects on the role of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Enhance Digital Teaching Platform in her work and the difference it is helping to make, offering advice to those considering using it in their own organisation.

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Professional Standards for Middle Leaders: Moving out of your comfort zone

Nick Mercado, Group Head of Student Services at Crawley College, reflects on his progression from temp to key leader in his institution, and the benefits of developing beyond your comfort zone to acquire the skills and knowledge to become a middle leader.

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Professional Standards for Middle Leaders: Being reflective in leadership

Alison Bell, Head of Learning for Animal Management, Equine and Dog Grooming at Brinsbury College, discusses how reflection has benefitted her leadership.

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Professional Standards for Middle Leaders: Developing a thriving curriculum

Bushra Iqbal, Head of Faculty for Business, Finance, Digital, Teacher Training, Access and HE at Southwark College, discusses her experiences and how these have been used to work with employers, students and her team to create a thriving curriculum offer.

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The benefits of leadership frameworks for the training of aspiring middle managers

Sally Challis-Manning, Principal of Brinsbury College and Deputy Principal of the Chichester College Group, discusses the advantages of undertaking leadership and management training based around a framework of standards.

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Professional Standards for Aspiring Middle Managers: Strategies for developing future leaders’ confidence

James Morton-Thomas of Chichester College Group discusses his experiences and how they inform the strategies he uses to support others, and the benefit of having professional standards for aspiring middle leaders.

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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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