Articles from Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Leading from the Middle – A compendium of leadership learning published

@E_T_Foundation has published a compendium of learning designed to support the ongoing development and improvement of middle leaders in Further Education  The resource, which reflects the experiences of participants who have completed the ETF-commissioned Leading from the Middle programme, can be accessed free of charge on the Leadership Hub microsite.

Many of the behaviour problems I witnessed working in prison education may have been undiagnosed autism

Reflections of a ‘newish’ #SEND manager  Last summer, just eight weeks into a new role as a SEND manager, I wrote an article reflecting on what that felt like to leave 19 ½ years in prison education and move into SEND in adult and community learning. I’m now eight months into that role and I am back to let you know how it is going.

Further Forces goes further still during pandemic

For some parts of our sector the Covid-19 pandemic has meant overcoming unfamiliar challenges, but for the @e_t_foundation @FurtherForces programme and the outstanding individuals that transition to Further Education through it, the adjustment has been less dramatic.

New bursaries and broader eligibility criteria for Advanced Teacher Status applicants

The Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) is making available 100 bursaries and broadening the eligibility criteria to help widen access to Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). Extra support will be also be available to help those working towards the gold standard practitioner status in the FE and Training sector. Those awarded the status will continue to be awarded Chartered Teacher status as all current ATS holders are.

The ETF launches online networking and development events for Chairs

@E_T_Foundation (ETF) is launching a series of online networking and development events for Chairs of Further Education (FE) college boards. The theme of the first event is ‘Moving the College online - the safety and security risks’. The online event, at 2 pm on Wednesday 10 June, will focus on cybersecurity and critical challenge to thinking on learning with technology. The short online development and networking events aim to create a forum were Chairs can share innovative ideas, think creatively as well as horizon scan in a with other FE chairs to assist each other in their roles during current sector and society challenges. Evan Williams, Associate at the Education and Training Foundation, said: “We are pleased to announce these events following requests from sector colleagues. Covid-19 has created a fundamental shift in strategic innovative approaches to effective learning strategies, as well as increased scrutiny, far beyond 2020/21. The challenge for boards is to provide greater critical challenge to thinking, not only how we learn with technology, but also the changing needs of pedagogy too.” The Moving the College online event has Julia Von Klonowski, member of a police and government cybersecurity and prevent agenda review on cybersecurity, confirmed as a guest speaker for the event.