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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.
We are seeing tangible results from our efforts to support female school leadership in Rwanda. Working closely with the Rwandan Education Board, our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) team has delivered effective training on gender and recruitment of middle leadership positions, boosting the share of School Subject Leaders in lower primary schools to 72%.
Education Development Trust (EDT) hosted the first ever National Symposium on Girls’ Education in Kigali, Rwanda last month. The two-day event brought together over 100 education sector delegates, including the education minister and other high level policy makers and civil society actors.
We are delighted to announce that Education Development Trust has been selected as a lead provider for two new National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and will also continue to be a lead provider for the six current NPQs.
Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published its white paper, Opportunity for All, setting out government policy priorities for the school system in England. The document contains both important new announcements and a renewed and expanded commitment to existing policy principles in areas such as teacher professional development and support for vulnerable individual students.
Following the national roll out of the Early Career Framework (ECF) and reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in September, Robin Walker MP, Minister of State for School Standards, has sent a letter to schools updating on progress and upcoming improvements. As a delivery partner of both the ECF and NPQ, Education Development Trust is pleased to see the programmes recognised as a critical part of the UK’s ‘world-class teacher development system.’
On Tuesday 22 March, we held our very first Delivery Partner National Conference in Birmingham, UK. Early Career Professional Development Programme and National Professional Qualifications Delivery Partners from across England gathered to collaborate and share best practice and ideas.
On 16 March 2022, EDT was pleased to host a panel session as ASEAN Ministers of Education met with UK government officials and education specialists to discuss education challenges following COVID-19.
Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day and people around the world are coming together on the theme of ‘breaking the bias’ to fight gender imbalances in our homes, workplaces and communities. Marked for over 100 years, we know that International Women’s Day is an important annual occasion to celebrate milestones reached, elevate visibility of persistent issues, and catalyse positive change towards gender equality. Today, we join the large-scale global call to action for a fairer and more inclusive world.
Education Development Trust is excited to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) today – a celebration of the power of apprenticeships. Over the next seven days, we will be raising awareness of the range, diversity and accessibility of apprenticeships and the incredible opportunities they can afford people throughout their careers.