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Education Development Trust was delighted to be invited to the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood's ‘Shaping Us’ National Symposium on Wednesday 15 November 2023, hosted by HRH The Princess of Wales as part of her campaign to raise awareness of early childhood.
The work of teachers is crucial in any education system, but in refugee settings, their role is particularly significant. These teachers are sometimes the only educational resource available for learners in these vulnerable settings and may also provide critical socio-emotional support for refugee learners. In this article, the first in a series on durable solutions to the challenges faced by teachers in refugee settings, we explore the importance and implications of fostering an enabling environment for these teachers.
We were delighted to welcome the UK's Minister of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell, to the Second National Symposium on Girls' Education, organised by our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme in Rwanda on 31st August 2023.
We are delighted to announce that Education Development Trust has been selected as a Lead Provider for the brand new NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM), for delivery from February 2024. The new programme will further extend our range of NPQs for specialist teaching and leadership, and add to the suite of 8 other NPQ programmes that we offer, together with the Early Headship Coaching Offer.
At the end of July, EDT and IIEP-UNESCO, with the support of UNHCR, held a highly successful knowledge workshop in Uganda – the culmination of a key research project into the management of teachers of refugees. The event brought together ministerial delegates from Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, along with representatives from UNHCR and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD.) It offered the opportunity for delegates to learn from one another and to share experiences related to the inclusion of teachers of refugees within national education systems.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Sandhu as the new CEO of EDT, effective from September, following Dr Patrick Brazier’s decision to retire from EDT this autumn.
Last month, our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) team was delighted to co-host the East Africa Learning policy Forum alongside the Rwandan Ministry of Education, welcoming officials from the Kenyan, Ugandan and Ethiopian ministries of education.
We were delighted that Laura Bell, EDT’s Director for Employability and Careers was invited to present at the UK’s latest All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women and Work, which convened yesterday.
We were delighted to host the UK’s Special Envoy on Gender and Equality, Alicia Herbert OBE, as part of her visit to Rwanda to attend the Rwandan government-led Women Deliver summit. On the second day of her visit, Ms Herbert visited our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) Programme to observe a girls' club activity at GS Mburabuturo, a government school located in Kigali.
We are delighted to report that pupils and staff at St. Andrew’s School in Rochester (UK), which is owned and managed by Education Development Trust, are celebrating this week after it was revealed that their school was awarded the “Best Education Environment – Kent" in the Lux Life Independent School Awards 2023.
This month, we were proud to sponsor the Education World Forum (EWF), the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers. The London-based conference brought over 140 ministers of education together consider this year’s EWF theme: stronger, bolder, better education by design.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has given Building Learning Foundations (BLF) a rating of A+ in its 2023 review. It is the second time BLF has achieved this excellent rating since starting in 2017.
Investing in early career teachers (ECTs) has never been more important. Following Initial Teacher Training, our Early Career Professional Development Programme (ECPDP) offers the essential specialist support needed to improve practice, build confidence and resilience, leading to better job satisfaction and retention.