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Prevent duty – as important as ever

Sadly the Prevent duty’s relevance has become even more obvious since the horrific events recently in Manchester and London.

ETF and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 award three new Technical Teaching Fellowships

Three celebrated Further Education (#FE) and Training sector teachers were today awarded prestigious Technical Teaching Fellowships from the @E_T_Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.  Fellowships are awarded to outstanding practitioners who are recognised for their high impact teaching practice and the delivery of effective outcomes for learners. The 2021/2022 Technical Teaching Fellows are:

Launch of grants to support EdTech development using the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform

@E_T_Foundation (ETF) is offering six grants of £3,000 to support short reflective explorations to develop digital skills through engagement with the EdTech award scheme and community of practice facilities on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform (EnhanceDTP).   The aim is to foster a dialogue about digital pedagogies amongst practitioners both within individual learning providers and across networks based on use of the resources on the platform. Participating practitioners will become part of a growing EdTech community helping to drive improvement in online practice across the sector.

New EdTech modules released with a focus on digital wellbeing and managing online learning

Twelve new bite-size EdTech modules have been released on the @E_T_Foundation’s (ETF’s) Enhance Digital Teaching Platform to provide further support for practitioners teaching learners based at home.

Reforming Maths and English Functional Skills will throw a lifeline to some learners

Following on from the Education and Training Foundation's March 2015 report, 'Making Maths and English Work for All' which reviewed maths and English provision and qualifications in the post-16 sector, the ETF have been tasked by BIS to lead a programme of reform on Functional Skills.

Building a world class skills system with Taking Teaching Further

Alison Morris, Director of Sector Development at the Education and Training Foundation, outlines how Taking Teaching Further – a Department for Education-funded initiative – will boost the FE and Training Sector long-term through stimulating and developing industry collaboration.

New ETF CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships

 A series of fully-funded online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education (@educationgovuk), is now available to all apprenticeship providers and their workforce. The Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) offer, from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), provides trainers and leaders with the teaching skills, subject knowledge and confidence needed to deliver successful apprenticeships for the benefit of learners.

Why does FE workforce data matter?

Staff Individualised Records (SIR) data is collected by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on an annual basis from all types of provider across the FE and training sector. Data is collected at individual staff contract level, and all learning providers funded through the ESFA are encouraged to submit data. But why? What happens to your staff data once submitted and why does it matter?

Petroc College becomes SET corporate partner. 300 teaching staff at Petroc join SET

Petroc College (@PetrocOfficial) has become the latest further education provider to be welcomed as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET) @SocietyET  The agreement will see up to 300 teaching staff at the college become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education. The partnership, which began this month (January 2021), means staff will benefit from a valuable range of professional development opportunities including access to exclusive content, research, webinars, events and discounts.

Why data, evidence and evaluation matters more than ever to FE policy-makers and leaders

Good policy-making and strategy building always has to start with data, evidence and evaluation – the bricks and mortar that keep the policy framework together. The Further Education (FE) and Training sector is no different to any other area of public policy.

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The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.

Podcasts

We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

Events

FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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