Read our latest blogs, many written by members.

Would you be interested in writing or blogging about issues affecting the sector or your experiences as a teacher or trainer?

If you have an idea for an article or blog you would like to write, please send an outline to: with ‘new bloggers and contributors’ as the subject title. We will then be in contact to discuss your idea further.

Local network group reflection: Wellbeing and the characteristics of successful learners

10 April 2019

Julie Warden reflects on the focus of the last local networking event, which focused on the challenges of looking after your wellbeing and embedding mentally healthy behaviours into the classroom.

Mastering a mindset for maths

08 April 2019

In my experience, few subjects elicit such strong emotions as maths. How ironic for a subject which is predominantly rule bound and based on logic, writes Sarah Boodt.

'Seeking QTLS doesn't mean I want to jump ship'

02 April 2019

Seeking qualifications like QTLS should be encouraged by colleges as a badge of professionalism, Kerry Scattergood says.

HETA Digital Academy: reflections on embedding digital technologies

11 March 2019

Scott Rorrison explains the work he has been doing under the auspices of the ETF's Advanced Practitioner Connect Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment project.

The ETF’s Further Education Sector events calendar

07 January 2019

The ETF's Events Calendar is a great way of finding out what is happening in the Further Education and Training sector, writes Charley Francis.

Helping teachers encourage female learners into STEM

10 December 2018

Ellie Bennett talks about why she believes teachers need to promote female ambassadors in STEM before learners reach further education.

Part two: Putting neurodiversity at the heart of our approach to SEND

26 November 2018

In the second part of his series on neurodiversity, Simon Beer, Head of Service for HALS, explains why a strengths-based approach is not a tool to label individuals, but is about valuing learners equally.

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