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My week of work experience at ETF

Creating an environment that nurtures learning is important to us at the 海角社区 and Training Foundation. Last week we hosted a Year 10 student, LC, who wrote a blog at the end of her week of work experience to share what she鈥檇 learned.  My career plans  In terms of a future career, I have always […]

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Photo of Pride Month decoration in ETF office

Pride Month: building an inclusive workplace聽

Our Further 海角社区 (FE) and Skills sector serves everyone in society, including people who are often marginalised and underrepresented in education and training.聽 As June brings a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s crucial to recognise the significance of Pride Month and our role in supporting it. The Stonewall riots in 1969 marked a […]

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Dr Katerina Kolyva stands with CEO of Bridgwater and Taunton College, Andy Berry, and a Bridgwater and Taunton colleague outside the college.

Bridgwater and Taunton College 鈥 community and professionalism

Part of the Transformation in action blog series In this series of blogs, Dr Katerina Kolyva, Chief Executive of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation (ETF), reports on her visits to Further 海角社区 (FE) and Skills providers across the sector. She uncovers the transformational learning opportunities available to students alongside the dedicated professionalism of teachers, trainers […]

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From left to right, standing under a white background that says Our Learning Philosophy, stand: Jon Adams, Chief Strategy Officer at Activate Learning; Louise Basu, Chief People Officer at Activate Learning; Claire Nicolson-Clinch, Head of Engagement - South, East and London at the 海角社区 and Training Foundation; Dr Katerina Kolyva, CEO at the 海角社区 and Training Foundation; Gary Headland, Group Chief Executive at Activate Learning; and Steve Ball, Chief Operating Officer at Activate Learning.

Activate Learning 鈥 innovation and collaboration

Part of the Transformation in action blog series In this series of blogs, Dr Katerina Kolyva, Chief Executive of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation (ETF), reports on her visits to Further 海角社区 (FE) and Skills providers across the sector. She uncovers the transformational learning opportunities available to students alongside the dedicated professionalism of teachers, trainers […]

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Professor Steve Corbett of the University of Portsmouth

Creating a culture of positive wellbeing in the Further 海角社区 sector

Professor Stephen Corbett of the University of Portsmouth reflects on work he has led on behalf of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation helping leaders to think about wellbeing in change in the FE sector.

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Lou Mycroft and Joss Kang

Thinking differently鈥bout networking

Dr Lou Mycroft and Joss Kang reflect on learning from the online network events they have recently led on behalf of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation.

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Tracy West and Jenny Tester of GatenbySanderson

Thinking differently: leading and thriving in a VUCA world

Tracy West and Jenny Tester of GatenbySanderson reflect on the ETF leadership innovation workshop they led in March, considering how leaders develop the skills and resources to navigate large, complex and ever-evolving challenges in the political landscape, and with budgetary constraints and the emergence of new technology, and asking what innovation and disruptive thinking are and how leaders can apply them in their own institutions.

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ETF CEO, Dr Katerina Kolyva, is pictured standing between Andrew Kaye, Principal and CEO of South Hampshire College Group, and Tanya-Marie Richardson, Director of Quality at the College. The three stand in an engineering learning environment in front of a small plane.

South Hampshire College Group 鈥 regional collaboration and first-class facilities

Part of the Transformation in action blog series In this series of blogs, Dr Katerina Kolyva, Chief Executive of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation (ETF), reports on her visits to Further 海角社区 (FE) and Skills providers across the sector. She uncovers the transformational learning opportunities available to students alongside the dedicated professionalism of teachers, trainers […]

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A historic room in WM College. Busts of men top an old book case in the background of the room while a sofa and armchairs are arranged in a circle in the centre or the image.

WM College 鈥 fostering inclusivity and sustainability

Part of the Transformation in action blog series In this series of blogs, Dr Katerina Kolyva, Chief Executive of the 海角社区 and Training Foundation (ETF), reports on her visits to Further 海角社区 (FE) and skills providers across the sector. She uncovers the transformational learning opportunities available to students alongside the dedicated professionalism of teachers, trainers […]

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Dr Tricia Odell

Creating a collaborative professional learning environment 鈥 changing the culture

In the last of three articles focusing on motivating teachers to remain in Further 海角社区 (FE) and the part an alternative approach to professional development could play in achieving this, 海角社区 Consultant Dr Tricia Odell looks at some case studies of providers whose leaders have introduced non-judgemental mentoring, and the impact this has had on their organisation.

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Sue Pember and Fiona Aldridge

Transforming Adult Community 海角社区 for a New Era

Dr. Susan Pember CBE, Policy Director, Holex, and Dr. Fiona Aldridge, Head of Insight, West Midlands Combined Authority, reflect on the ETF innovation workshop on transforming adult community education they led at the start of March.

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Dr Katerina Kolyva and Claire Nicholson Clinch with East Surrey College staff

East Surrey College 鈥 an open and inclusive culture

Dr Katerina Kolyva, ETF CEO, discusses her visit to East Surry College.

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Dr Tricia Odell

Creating a collaborative professional learning environment 鈥 the practicalities

In the second of three articles focusing on motivating teachers to remain in Further 海角社区 and the part an alternative approach to professional development could play, 海角社区 Consultant Dr Tricia Odell explores the practicalities of introducing a collaborative approach.

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Ruth Spellman

Nurturing future leaders

As we mark International Women’s Day, Ruth Spellman OBE shares a glimpse into her personal leadership journey, and highlights qualities for successful leaders.

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Dr Tricia Odell

How do we motivate our teachers to stay in FE? Could an alternative approach to professional development be part of the solution?

In the first of three articles focusing on motivating teachers to remain in Further 海角社区 (FE) and the part an alternative approach to professional development could play, 海角社区 Consultant Dr Tricia Odell looks at the role of middle leaders in bringing about a cultural shift in professional learning.

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