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.
During National Careers week 2020, Laura Bell, Director, Careers, reflected on the importance of guidance and information for parents supporting their children through careers decisions in an ever-changing employment landscape in an article which appeared in FE News.
Ministers of Education face hard choices as they respond to Covid-19. Within the education sector, the main response to this unprecedented crisis has been widespread school closures, with far-reaching ramifications: currently, over 1.4 billion learners (or 82.5% of learners around the world), are now affected, with 156 countries enacting nationwide closures. These closures are clearly necessary. Yet the secondary, indirect impact of such containment and mitigation measures will also be far-reaching.
Once again, Education Development Trust joined the Bett event at the ExCel centre, London, this January. BETT is a platform for 34,000+ educators and leaders from the UK and overseas to engage with around 800 EdTech providers, SMEs and start ups.
Education Development Trust’s Future Teaching Scholars (FTS) programme is a unique and innovative route into teaching funded by the Department for Education. Designed for exceptional maths and physics students, it allows them to gain superior subject knowledge, as well as the skills and experience required to become truly great teachers.
Attending the Education World Forum, I’ve been really inspired by discussions on the future of the education workforce.
35,000 teachers across Kenya and Rwanda are currently taking part in an exciting new professional development programme, with the potential to impact the learning of over 2.6million learners.
Education Development Trust has a long history of working in Rwanda. Our teams worked with the ministry of education in a post-genocide Rwanda in 2001 to design the education sector strategic plan, the framework of which is still in use today. Our latest three-and-a-half-year programme, Building Learning Foundations, is about getting the foundations in place to positively effect the rest of Rwanda's education system.
We will be delivering a two-year programme in Manchester, Bradford and Doncaster, and across the North East from September 2020, as part of the early rollout of the Early Career Framework.
Brand new and funded by the Department for Education, by joining the early rollout schools will benefit from the Early Career Framework a full year before the national roll out in 2021.
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