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Education and Training Foundation newsletter (April- May 2021)

29 April 2021

ETF Newsletter

APRIL – MAY 2021

Dear colleague,

We have concentrated a lot on the challenges of the last year for colleagues and learners alike – what has changed, how we’ve adapted, and what lasting impact there may be. One challenge we have all faced is maintaining good mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, which runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 May, will focus on the theme of ‘nature’. For ideas of how to get involved, visit the event’s website.

If you are concerned about your personal wellbeing, there is a rich resource of information, advice and support – including details of the helpline run by Education Support and the ETF support service for newly-qualified teachers – on the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing page of our website.

Having people you can talk to about your work – whether seeking advice or sharing best practice – is of course an important aspect of professional community. I think that’s something that is well understood across the sector. I’m therefore pleased that we include in this edition news that the date for the 2021 Society for Education and Training Conference (SET) has been confirmed. I hope to see lots of you online at this event, which has been recognised with a nomination for the forthcoming Association Excellence Awards.

David Russell - CEO, ETF

David Russell

Chief Executive Officer
Education and Training Foundation

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SET Conference 2021 confirmed for Tuesday 2 November

The Society for Education and Training (SET) – the ETF’s membership body – will hold its 2021 annual conference as a fully digital event on Tuesday 2 November.

It will feature keynote and breakout sessions. The day will be hosted by Sarah Simons and speakers will include Geoff Petty. For further details of the Conference, and to book, visit the event page on the SET website.