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Sally Betts

Why I want to help teachers deliver Essential Digital Skills

In #GetOnlineWeek, Sally Betts from Ideas4Learning, trainer on the Education and Training Foundation’s Essential Digital Skills Programme, talks about the ‘How to Teach Essential Digital Skills’ CPD series and why it matters.

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CfESEND blog: Remote student engagement – Lessons from lockdown

In this blog Lucy Hancock, Curriculum Projects Coordinator, Newcastle Stafford College Group (NSCG) talks about using technology in the classroom and how to achieve the right balance between on-line and ‘in person’ support for students learning maths.

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CfESEND blog: New beginnings: together we are better!

In this blog Sam Mayhew, Dean of Faculty at Weston College, reflects on the previous year and how both teachers and learners rose to the pandemic’s challenges.

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CfESEND blog: Fresh starts: the phenomenon of education, teaching and learning

In this blog Pete Benyon, Project and Delivery Manager at Derby College Group (DCG), discusses how every teaching and learning relationship needs to begin with a fresh start.

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CfESEND blog: New beginnings at City College Norwich (CCN)

In this blog Elaine Dale, Director of SEND at City College Norwich (CCN), tells us how to ensure learners settle well into college life

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Supporting your Essential Digital Skills delivery

ETF National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills Vikki Liogier profiles the Education and Training Foundation’s support for those involved in the delivery of Essential Digital Skills.

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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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