From education to employment


Her new role with the Institute for Learning will begin from next summer

The Institute for Learning, the professional body for teachers, trainers and student teachers in the learning and skills sector, has appointed Toni Fazaeli as its chief executive. Ms Fazaeli, who is currently a deputy director of the Further Education and Skills Group in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, is due to join the IfL early in summer.
Sue Crowley, IfL’s chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Toni at this very important time in our evolution as a professional body. She has been instrumental in raising the profile of the workforce and securing the introduction of qualifications, registration and licence to practise arrangements that will strengthen the professional role of FE teachers. She has worked closely with key national organisations to help shape policy for the FE workforce, including with LLUK on the first ever workforce strategy for FE in England.

Since joining the Standards Unit four years ago, Ms Fazaeli’s policy responsibilities have included the further education workforce, teaching, learning and personalising learning. Prior to this, she held the position of director in quality and standards at the Learning and Skills Council for three years, and worked as an inspector for the Further Education Funding Council for seven years before that.

Ms Crowley added: “We believe that Toni will make a pivotal contribution to IfL and our endeavours to promote, value and develop the professionalism of all learning and skills practitioners. She will be joining a strong and committed management team, which has, for the past few months, been led by our deputy chief executive, Lee Davies. I would like to thank Lee for his sterling work in supporting the development of the organisation and the Council.”

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