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CfESEND blog: Supporting high aspirations for learners with SEND

In this blog, City College Norwich discuss having high aspirations for their learners with SEND and reflect on useful toolkits.

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CfESEND blog: The road to inclusion is paved with high aspirations

In this blog, Derby College Group explore high aspirations in legislation, policy and culture and ask learners and parents why high aspirations matter.

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CfESEND blog: why high aspirations for staff results to high aspirations for learners

Weston College showcase how staff support learners with SEND to have high aspirations, particularly with making the move to university.

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CfESEND blog: employer experiences and supporting learners with transition into work

City College Norwich share employer experiences of employing learners with SEND and top tips how to supports learners with transition into work.

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CfESEND: Transition Season

Weston College discuss seamless transition programmes for new and existing programmes. ‘Transition does not have a season, it is a continual process.’

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CfESEND blog: Transition to and within further education, a learners and parent’s perspective

Derby College talks to young people and parents about their experiences of transition into College, between College curriculums and what effect these experiences have on their feelings of belonging, thoughts on progression, and current and future aspirations.

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CfESEND blog: City College Norwich share employers’ views on employing a learner with SEND

This blog focuses on employers’ views of employing a learner with SEND and how leaders have an important role in shaping cultural change.

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CfESEND blog: The impact of specialist staff from a parent’s perspective

In this blog, Weston College share the impact specialist staff make on learners with SEND and the Centres for Excellence (CfE) in SEND Phase 3 launch.

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CfESEND blog: Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings

In this blog, Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings, and research informed practice.

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CfESEND blog: City College Norwich on supporting learners with SEND with employment

In this blog post, City College Norwich reflect on how they have been supporting learners with SEND with employment during Covid-19.

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CfESEND blog: leadership reflections with Derby College Group

In this blog post, Derby College Group reflect on leadership and ‘compassionate agitation’ to develop inclusive thinking.

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CfESEND blog: Weston College on making mental health and emotional wellbeing a priority

In this blog post, Weston College discuss creating a culture where staff and learners’ mental health and wellbeing is a top priority.

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Review of the ETF CEO Resources: Interview with Dr Tim Whitaker, Principal and CEO, Askham Bryan College

Dr Tim Whitaker, Principal and CEO, Askham Bryan College, discusses his experience of using ETF’s online leadership resources designed for Principals and CEOs in the FE and Skills sector.

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Review of the ETF CEO Resources: Interview with Sharon Thomas, Principal of the Adult College of Barking and Dagenham

Sharon Thomas, Principal of the Adult College of Barking and Dagenham discusses her experience with the Financial Sustainability module of the ETF’s online resources for CEOs and Principals.

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Review of the ETF CEO Resources: Interview with Sean Mackney, Principal and CEO, Petroc College of Further and Higher Education

Sean Mackney, Principal and CEO, Petroc College of Further and Higher Education talks about using a new range of online leadership resources co-designed and developed by the Education and Training Foundation with a number of Principals and CEOs in the further education sector.

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