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Toni Fazaeli to retire as IfL CEO

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Toni Fazaeli has announced plans to retire as chief executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL) after six years in the role.

Jean Kelly, who joined IfL in 2007 and is currently director of professional development, will take over executive leadership of the professional body after Easter.

Ms Fazaeli said: “It has been my privilege to lead IfL for the last six years, and to work directly with very large numbers of teachers and trainers, and many others across the sector who share our passion for the highest quality teaching and learning.”

Sue Crowley, whose term as elected chair of IfL’s non-executive board has been extended for a year, said: “Toni has fought tirelessly for teachers and trainers across a very diverse sector to be recognised as professionals – dual professionals who are expert and stay up to date in their subject or vocational area, as well as in teaching methods, through continuing professional development. Her strong belief, which IfL shares, that all learners are entitled to have trained and qualified teachers and trainers has shone a spotlight on the issue of initial teacher qualifications and the need for a clear national policy.”

Natalie Thornhill

(Pictured: IfL CEO Toni Fazaeli)

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