Projects Briefing 04/06/2020

Published: 04 Jun 2020

Specialist Lead for Maths/English - recruitment

We are currently looking to recruit Regional Specialist Leads to cover the following regions and subjects:

East Midlands: Maths, 1 day per week
West Midlands: English, 1 day per week

The Regional Specialist Lead (RSL) role is funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and provides quality improvement support on the Foundation’s behalf to all ESFA funded training providers in relation to maths and English.

The ideal candidates will already be actively involved in an outward facing role, engaging with and providing support to practitioners and managers in the FE and Training Sector. This role builds on their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of existing relationships within the region.

Given the current situation with regards Covid-19, this role will be home based, with all engagement and events taking place virtually for the time being. More information is available in the two attached documents below.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 June.


How colleges are transforming their EdTech strategy – Best practice and solutions to help you develop your online delivery: A webinar series funded by Ufi Trust

AoC has carried out research into colleges’ current capacity to enable high-quality distance learning, in a project funded by Ufi VocTech Trust. Findings from the research has been used to create a series of articles with accompanying webinars which provide solutions and share successes to the biggest challenges faced when implementing and delivering digital teaching, learning and assessment.

The thought pieces provide a strategic view of the current landscape, showcase colleges digital transformation during the crisis and inform the development of a post-Covid EdTech strategy. Articles will start to be published next week.

Click here for more information and to book your place at the upcoming webinars.

Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund – How to build back better

The Edge Foundation have announced the launch of the Post Covid-19 Revival Fund. The purpose of the fund is to address the educational challenges arising from the aftermath of the Covid-19 crises. Funding is open to institutions and not-for-profit organisations working in the educational sector.

The fund also aims to support the development of projects and initiatives to revive education and support the sector to build back better.
From Monday 8 June, the fund will open to applications. Grants of up to £250,000 are available. Applications are welcomed for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000.

For more information and to apply, visit The Edge Foundation's website.

Deadline: Thursday 9 July 2020

Developing schemes of learning for 2020 T Levels

As part of the T Level Professional Development offer, the ETF are running a series of online subject-specific networks designed to bring practitioners and managers together to collectively discuss and develop curriculum delivery plans for the first three T Levels.

Networks will develop schemes of learning for the Technical Qualification, including ideas related to learning activities and formative assessment opportunities.

These subject-specific networks are aimed specifically at providers starting T Level delivery in September 2020 are running throughout June. There are a maximum of 15 spaces per session so book your place now via the ETF booking site.

These networks are suitable for staff starting delivery of T Levels in September 2020.

For staff planning for delivery in September 2021 and beyond, networks and further CPD will be available at a later date.

#CfEM Live

ETF are delighted to launch its series of online #CfEMLive mini maths conferences - 2020. The online events are free to attend and will provide valuable opportunities to learn more about what the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) action research groups, across the education and training sector, have discovered about maths teaching and teacher development on the topics of:

  • Mastery
  • Motivation & Engagement
  • Data & Technology

To book your place, please click the following links:

#CfEMLive1 - Mastery - Fri 12 June, 10.00 – 2.30pm
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#CfEMLive2 – Motivation and engagement - Fri 19 June, 10.00 – 2.30pm
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#CfEMLive3 – Motivation and engagement & data and technology - Wed 24 June, 10.00 – 2.30pm
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#CfEMLive4 – Mastery, Motivation and engagement & data and technology - Fri 3 July, 10.00 – 2.30pm.
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You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.