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.

The ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform continues to hit milestones and evolve

11 June 2019

Vikki Liogier, Head of Learning Technologies at the ETF, provides an update on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform.

Advocating FE; advocating SET

11 June 2019

Just over a year ago, I joined SET. I’d been having a difficult time, working part-time out in the community, rarely walking onto college premises and feeling quite isolated, writes Kerry Scattergood.

How FE practitioners are using evidence to improve learner outcomes

22 May 2019

The ETF's Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme has been providing practitioners in the FE sector with the time and space to undertake action research since 2015.

Model for matching learner and tutor expectations

13 May 2019

Dr Duncan Cross discusses the ICE model of communication and why he believes teachers must engage in a dialogue around mutual expectations to ensure everyone if working towards the same goals.

Reflections on the first Birmingham Local Network Group event on theme of dyslexia

25 April 2019

Mandy Gutsell reflects on her first Local Networking Group (LNG) event in Birmingham.

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.

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