News Education Development Trust gains 'Excellent' Merlin Standard accreditation 30 September 2020 As a prime provider of the National Careers Service in England, Education Development Trust has recently been re-accredited against the Merlin Standard, with a rating of “Excellent”. The score has increased from 80% (Good) in our first accreditation in 2018 to 86%. This includes a 10% increase in scoring on the supply chain design element of the framework, which is a significant achievement. News Our Future Teaching Scholars come together for virtual conference 30 September 2020 Education Development Trust’s Future Teaching Scholars came together this month for the first fully virtual Future Teaching Scholars conference. The annual conference brings our future teachers together to share their experiences, learn more about school life and their role as a teacher, and help them to develop essential classroom skills through a range of workshops led by expert practitioners. News Join our event: Education Leadership during COVID-19 and beyond 24 September 2020 We are delighted to partner with the Education Commission to host this virtual event to explore 'Education Leadership during COVID-19 and beyond'. News Deborah Leek-Bailey joins senior leadership team at Education Development Trust 16 September 2020 We are very pleased to announce that Deborah Leek-Bailey has been appointed to the role of Head of UK Independent Schools. Deborah is a former headteacher and government advisor, with experience of advising ministers on multi-stakeholder partnership engagement, focusing on raising aspirations, attainment and social mobility across sectors. She also holds an OBE for services to education. News Event: Reopening schools with re-imagined learning 20 August 2020 On 6th August, Education Development Trust joined the EdTech Hub to co-host an online event: ‘Reopening schools with re-imagined learning’. The webinar convened world experts in education to discuss visions for better learning as schools around the world begin to reopen following widespread closures during the Covid-19 pandemic. News Making a Difference: Education Development Trust to launch new employability programme 31 July 2020 We are delighted to announce that Education Development Trust will be delivering a brand new employability-focussed programme in the Coast to Capital region of England. The Making a Difference Programme is a European Social Fund programme designed to support both unemployed and economically inactive participants, predominantly in the East Surrey and West Sussex areas, to help them progress to job search readiness or move into paid employment.