At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale and provide empowering employability and careers services to young people and adults. We own and manage a portfolio of schools and, as a not-for-profit, we invest annually in our programme of education research that informs policymaking around the world as well as our own work. What we do affects how teachers teach, leaders lead and students learn and we help to improve the life chances for all.
The OECD has just launched its Global Teacher InSights Policy Report, featuring new findings on the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools around the world. We are delighted that Education Development Trust has contributed to this innovative study, leading the study in England in partnership with the University of Oxford, on behalf of the Department for Education in England.
The Covid-19 crisis has caused disruption for approximately 1.6 billion learners worldwide and exacerbated existing inequalities in education – but it has also demonstrated the importance of education research in addressing such profound challenges. Across the world, education leaders, policymakers and practitioners have turned to the field of education research to inform high-stakes decisions as they move through the crisis. Throughout this period of uncertainty, Education Development Trust has conducted rapid research to build the evidence base on learning in times of crisis, and our findings have helped to inform a recent white paper by Bett.
As education systems around the world begin to emerge from Covid-19-related lockdown, governments are facing the difficult decision of when and how to reopen schools, balancing the risks of widespread learning loss – and the impact this will have on a generation of learners – with the risks of virus transmission, which are more significant in low-income settings. In this report, we propose a middle way between full closure and reopening, which would not only enable schools to reopen more safely, but also holds real potential to improve learning outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The Accelerate Teaching Programme for early career teachers, launched in 2018 and funded by the Department for Education in England, has now come to a close. It's paved the way for Education Development Trust to provide future support to new teachers, including through the rollout of the Early Career Framework.
When schools in England closed their doors in March this year, school leaders were thrown into the unknown, needing to make quick decisions and rapidly develop practical solutions to a whole range of new issues and challenges. Throughout this crisis, our Schools Partnership Programme has provided a reliable support network for participating schools, and has developed a Rapid Response model to better support the school leaders we work with in a context of continuing change and uncertainty.
Work experience has long been recognised as an important element of skills development and school-to-work transitions for young people, but the Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented barriers to accessing placements. Here, we explore the value of virtual employer encounters and work placements for careers practitioners helping young people to build their employability skills and progress their career journeys in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.
We are recruiting for various roles in our Strategic Growth team now - these are incredibly rewarding roles that mean being part of an organisation that will prize and nurture your talent. You will get opportunities in your career to grow and develop, drawing on your expertise and allowing it to flourish in an international organisation wholeheartedly committed to its mission.
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