Happy New Year. I hope you had some good rest and recuperation over the holiday. I believe we will look back at this period as the toughest phase, but all things pass.
As we have throughout the past 12 months, the ETF will continue to provide a raft of high-quality professional support to you this year. This first edition of our monthly newsletter of 2021 includes news of further instances of our very popular embedding maths and English in apprenticeships webinars and the availability of the route-specific element of our T Level Professional Development offer.
The difference our work makes was well illustrated in our latest Public Benefit Report, which we published late last year. It profiles ETF programmes and activity including the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, the Centres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment, and Practitioner Research, exploring how each has impacted on teachers and leaders across the sector and their learners.
Our ability to make that difference has been further enhanced by two new appointments to our Board of Trustees, also made in late 2020. We welcome Palvinder Singh and Lynette Leith, who both contribute extensive experience and understanding of the sector.
I am also delighted to extend the ETF’s congratulations to the 29 individuals from the sector who were recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours. Their stories remind us of the huge difference that our activity makes to individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.
And finally this month, the ETF is now on Instagram, so if you use the platform please follow us.
I wish you, and your learners, a successful and safe 2021.