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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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Mary Moss

Effective practice in teaching essential digital skills – an account of a rapid literature review

Mary Moss, a member of the ETF’s Essential Digital Skills CPD support programme delivery team, reviews some of the current literature to gain an understanding of what constitutes effective digital practice.

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CfEM Blog: Lessons from lockdown – mathematics curriculum planning

Two Centre Leads from the Centres for the Excellence in Maths write about going back into the classroom after lockdown and how the past year has influenced their ideas for maths curriculum planning.

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CfEM Blog: The Teaching for Mastery in FE Research Project – first meeting of the Lead Teachers

The Centres for Excellence in Maths Programme will involve a control trial of approaches to teaching for Mastery in FE colleges across the country from September 2021. Find out about the first Lead Teachers meeting in this blog.

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CfEM Blog: Preparing for GCSE assessment submissions

Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, about the challenges teachers face when preparing for GCSE assessment.

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Petroc College: The benefits of TLPD Role and Route specific courses

Eve Thompson, ETF CPD Trainer, speaks to Dr. Lynda Broomhead, Head of Faculty at Petroc College, about the TLPD Role and Route Specific Training for Health and Science courses she and her staff delivered in March 2021.

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Emma Weston

What can we learn from the experience of Digital Champions working remotely? How have they continued to engage and support learners?

Emma Watson OBE of Digital Unite argues that not only do practitioners need to think about how developing their learners’ digital skills will develop their learning capacity overall, they must also address the more pressing pandemic-provoked question of how they do this remotely.

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Mel Coleman

Upskilling staff – a cultural shift

When thinking about teaching digital skills, whether directly as an Essential Digital Skills (EDS) course or embedded into other courses and subjects, it is also important to think about the skills and experiences of the teaching staff who will deliver these qualifications and develop these skills in our learners.

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Channel referrals – what does the latest data tell us?

In the sixth and final blog in a series about safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart examines the Channel referral data, asking what it tells us and how it may relate to our learners.

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Helen Milner

Learning digital skills and closing the digital divide

In the second of a series of Essential Digital Skills ‘Thought Pieces’, Group Chief Executive for the Good Things Group in the UK and Australia Helen Milner explains more about its work.

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Activate Learning: Preparing for T Levels – why training and communication are key

Elizabeth Riley at Activate Learning explains why the key to the successful rollout of T Levels is the knowledge, training and preparedness of all staff.

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Jo Dixon

Supporting digital skills: the importance of understanding and valuing everyday digital practices

. In the first of a series of Essential Digital Skills thought pieces by authors from across the sector, Jo Dixon draws on her own experience supporting digital skills development amongst teachers and adult learners of ESOL to show how exploring learners’ current practices can help learners develop digital skills in small steps.

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How are British values relevant to us in the era of Covid-19?

In the fifth of a series of blogs around the theme of safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart considers how British values are relevant to us in an era when Covid-19 has placed limitations on the freedoms we normally enjoy.

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Building resilience to resist conspiracy theories

In the fourth of a series of blogs around the theme of safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart looks at what colleagues can do to help learners understand and appraise conspiracy theories.

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