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We are proud to announce that EDT has partnered with the UK’s Department for Education (DfE) to deliver new Skills Bootcamps in Early Years across England.
We are delighted to announce that EDT’s Schools Partnership Programme has confirmed a continuation of its collaboration with University College London.
On Wednesday 24th January 2024, EDT's CEO Dan Sandhu and Education Director Tony McAleavy were delighted to meet with His Excellency Mr Ali Al Hosani, Director of Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), at the Bett education technology exhibition in London. EDT will be conducting inspections for 64 private schools in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, on behalf of SPEA.
On Thursday 18th January, EDT came together with ministry officials and other key stakeholders to celebrate our TARGET programme's remarkable achievements over the last four years with a programme closure event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
EDT is proud to have presented findings on the professional development of teachers of refugees, and formally pledged support for refugee learners and their teachers around the world, at the Global Refugee Forum between 13th and 15th December 2023.
Our Annual Impact Review for 2022/2023 once again reveals substantial growth in the reach and impact of EDT’s work around the world. This year’s report – the fifth of its kind – focuses on the period between September 2022 and August 2023, and shows not only how we have touched the lives of more teachers and learners than ever before, but also highlights some of the real, human stories of the impact of the work that we do on the lives of individuals across the globe.
Our work in emergency and refugee settings, alongside our research on policy and practice in these contexts, has long formed an important part of what we do at EDT. Ahead of this week’s Global Refugee Forum, we are delighted to share that EDT is formally pledging its support for refugee learners and their teachers around the world.
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.