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Engaging with the ETF’s TLPD offer: South Devon College

In this blog, Maria Woodger, Assistant Principal – Apprenticeships and T Levels at South Devon College, writes about how the college has engaged with elements of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Whose resilience is it anyway?

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers the meaning of ‘resilience’ and how to apply it in the FE and Training sector, looking at why it is important and how it is developed in young people.

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What to expect on the Operational Middle Leaders and Managers course

Clare Dowland, Project Manager for one of the ETF’s delivery partners, AlphaPlus, describes what the Operational Middle Leaders and Managers course is, what the benefits are, and how providers can get involved.

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Dr Lynne Yaylerson

In praise of complex, ‘messy’ practitioner research

Dr Lynne Taylerson, the author of a recent thematic review into the outcomes of the Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) 6 projects, reflects on the value of ‘messy’ research into complex, contextualised FE practice.

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Lauren Patton

A College Lecturer’s experience of delivering Education and Childcare Route Specific courses

Lauren Patton, College Lecturer at New College Durham, speaks to Claire Trainer, one of the ETF’s CPD Trainers, about her experience of delivering training on the TLPD Education and Childcare Route courses.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Trauma Aware Practice

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers trauma aware practice, looking at the neuroscience that underpins our understanding, the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on teenage brain development, and the importance of the Emotional Available Adult.

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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups

ETF Associate Polly Harrow considers what the term ‘vulnerable’ means and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the way vulnerable learners are thought about.

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Catch up and coffee with the ETF to look at the impact of the EYFS reforms on T Level delivery

Join the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level online space – your opportunity to meet virtually with like-minded professionals from the sector involved in the development and delivery of the T Levels in a particular route. 

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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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Polly Harrow ETF Associate

Safeguarding: Return to Education

ETF Associate Polly Harrow looks at the impact of Covid-19 and the restrictions it has prompted and considers their impact on safeguarding and the issues that must be addressed as learners return to face-to-face learning and a ‘new normal’ is established.

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Engaging with the ETF’s TLPD offer: Truro and Penwith College

Julian Roberts, Head of Employability, Industry Placements and Transition at Truro and Penwith College, describes how the college has engaged with many elements of the TLPD offer and gives us his top tips for delivering T Levels.

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Alex Stevenson

Effective digital skills teaching in the context of digital exclusion: ESOL and non-formal learning

Drawing on research with ESOL practitioners in formal and informal settings, Head of Essential and Life Skills at Learning and Work Institute Alex Stevenson reflects on the links between basic digital skills and other basic skills, including literacy and ESOL.

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Sarah Knight

What is an effective digital experience for learners?

Sarah Knight, Head of Learning and Teaching Transformation at Jisc, looks at the findings of its recent research on learners’ experiences and expectations of digital learning and asks what can be learnt from them.

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