Commentary Preparing students for an unpredictable future Education Development Trust's Chief Executive, Patrick Brazier, will take to the stage in Muscat on Sunday 15 September with a keynote speech at the MENA Innovation event sharing our experience on a key societal theme in the region and beyond: how schools can prepare students for an unpredictable future. Commentary Lessons in scaling for Delhi and beyond Emma Gibbs, International Education Consultant, was one of the team from Education Development Trust working as ‘learning partner’ to STiR Education as they embarked upon their scaling journey in Delhi. She reflects on the role of learning partner as well as the impact of the study’s findings. Commentary Improving teacher quality is at the heart of what we do As part of the Department for Education’s Recruitment and Retention Strategy, Matt Davis, UK Director reflects on the Accelerate programme which was launched with the specific aim of supporting teachers as they begin their careers. Commentary Our response to the Syrian crisis Our work in response to the Syrian refugee crisis has three core elements: we upskill teachers of refugees on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan; we advise and support governments and agencies on policy; and we contribute to the much-needed evidence base through our research. Commentary Our outstanding people are our biggest asset Our work delivering the National Careers Service was judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017. As a learning organisation, we commissioned our own review into what we do well and why our approach is effective and our report, Putting people first, shares our findings. Laura Bell is Director of Careers at Education Development Trust and was instrumental in commissioning the report. Commentary Improving careers provision in education As part of the annual National Careers Week, Laura Bell, Director of Careers at Education Development Trust, looks at what the government's Careers Strategy looks like on the ground. Laura is also President of the Careers Development Institute, the membership organisation for career professionals in the UK.