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In September, executive leaders of schools and trusts joined a two-day conference in Nottingham, organised by EDT, as part of their NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL).
Representatives from our programmes in education, leadership development and employability and careers are taking part in the Schools and Academies Show (SAAS) on 17 November at the NEC in Birmingham. Education Development Trust will be engaging with school and sector leaders to discuss challenges in education and explore how we provide support.
The UK Aid-funded Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Rwanda, celebrated International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), marking the event under the national theme, ‘My health, my dignity’.
Paul Walters, Development Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), met school leaders, teachers, students and EDT TARGET programme staff at Misrak Goh Secondary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to see and hear about inclusivity. Mr Walters’ team oversees project funding in Ethiopia.
We Teach Here is a film series that focuses on the lives of teachers working in refugee settings in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Some of these teachers are refugees themselves. Others are national teachers who are working with refugee learners. All are members of communities affected by crisis and displacement. We Teach Here removes our attachment to place to instead focus on people – it's about teachers who keep teaching, no matter what, no matter where. These are their stories: the lives they lead and the challenges and opportunities they encounter along the way.
Education Development Trust is delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing the new National Careers Service delivery contract for the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire and the Humber. We have been delivering the service since 2004 and will now continue to work with some of our trusted partners across the regions for the next three years.
As the Department for Education funded Early Years Professional Development programmes draw to a close, we celebrate their many successes and reflect on some the fantastic feedback from practitioners.
Education Development Trust (EDT) co-hosted a knowledge exchange event last month, bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers from Sierra Leone’s education sector. School leadership experts from our programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe all took part, sharing practical insights and lessons learnt from their experiences. They shared how they have worked with policymakers to lead and implement system-wide school leadership reforms to improve teaching and learning quality. The event is an example of EDT’s commitment to creating a pan-African alliance, enabling school leaders across the continent to share research and best practice to improve learning outcomes for all.
Following the recent Ofsted Lead Provider Monitoring Visit on Education Development Trust’s (EDT’s) delivery of the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and Early Career Framework (ECF) programmes, the report has now been published.
Education Development Trust is working in partnership with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver a new careers guidance programme funded via the Effective Transition Fund. The Dorset Marvels programme will test approaches on how providing long-term targeted careers guidance in Key Stage 4 can enable students to transition to, and sustain, engagement in a high-quality post-16 destination.
On Thursday 23rd June 2022, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Rwanda to attend the Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Whilst visiting Kigali, we were proud to share our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme with the Prime Minister, where he took part in activities and was able to experience the impact BLF is making in Rwanda’s education system.
Our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) team in Rwanda hosted events in ten schools to celebrate International Day for Women in Mathematics which is celebrated every 12th of May. This year the event was hosted under the theme: ‘Breaking the gap in mathematical sciences’ and was held in our ten partner schools that have Girls’ Clubs, a new girls’ education component of the BLF programme.