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.

Educators on Board – the CPD benefits of becoming a school or college governor

16 December 2020

Dominic Judge, Director of Governance Programmes and Director of Education and Employers talks about the benefits of developing your career journey by becoming a school or college governor, and how to go about it.

We must embrace diversity in the post-Covid-19 world

24 September 2020

Teresa Carroll, the ETF’s National Head of Inclusion, writes about diversity, inclusion and the Tomorrow’s leaders: a world beyond disability publication.

Learner engagement in a changing world

11 August 2020

As with the urgent need to find more fitting assessment models in mainstream education, the current pandemic has thrown engagement into even sharper focus, writes Ian Duckett.

The online educator – The art of effective online communication

27 July 2020

Article by Simon Day, Vice-President of Education at Toastmasters International – a not-for-profit organisation which has provided communication and leadership skills since 1924.

Webinars, online classes and meetings – from Yawn to Yay

21 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted an overnight change in the way we work. In our temporary new world we are finding different ways to engage with our colleagues and learners, writes Esther Barrett.

So What is the Further Education System?

30 March 2020

In this blog, Teresa Carroll, the ETF’s National Head of Inclusion, writes about why the ‘So What is the FE Sector?’ guide was developed.

Reflections of a new SEND manager

24 March 2020

Thoria King, SEND Manager at the London Borough of Hillingdon, explains how she is finding being a SEND manager, just a couple of months of being in the role.

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