Education and skills
About this theme
This theme covers all aspects of learning and training at all levels, including early years, schools, universities, adult education, apprenticeships and professional development. It is one of the eight universal themes which form our grantmaking framework and allow us to address every aspect of society. Fellows’ stories
Teacher Michael Jones (CF 2015) has been selected as a finalist for the Climate Change Challenge being run out of Oxford University Business School. Read more about their Climate Change Challenge on their website.
By Michael Jones, 2023
"I am passionate about addressing this imbalance and was thrilled to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2020 to find out more about refugee integration in disadvantaged communities."
By Kerry Cressey, 2023
Teacher Michael Jones (CF 2015) has reported that the organisers of the Burjeel-Oxford Said Climate Change Challenge have selected his work on carbon capture as a finalist in their project. This enables Michael's work to be broadcast to a wider audience and it flows from his Fellowship project.
By Michael Jones, 2023
Project Manager Tracey Francis' (CF 2015) Fellowship project focusing on preparing school-leavers with learning difficulties for higher education, employment or supported living. She recently gave us an update on the doors which her Fellowship have opened for her and how she is building on opportunities she has been given.
By Tracey Francis, 2023
Former teacher, Nina Smith (CF 2023) has appeared in a couple of media outlets this month. Nina lost her younger brother to suicide and recounts her experience and hopes for the future in the articles from InYourArea.co.uk and Leigh Observer and Skem News. Nina will be travelling to Australia and the USA to explore school-based suicide prevention strategies.
By Nina Smith, 2023
Disability Campaigner, David Stanley (CF 2019) I recently ran a unique accessible music session at 10 Downing Street. He and his Music Man Project Global Ambassadors delivered a performance workshop to pupils from Westminster primary schools as part of Downing Street’s “Lessons at 10” programme. The Prime Minister’s wife attended the session and the Prime Minister himself came along at the end. David has also undertaken a concert tour of San Diego and performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Marines. Musical theatre and TV star, Michael Ball has become a patron of David's charity. David has also continued his lobbying work by meeting with the Minister for Disabled People, Tom Pursglove MP and Penny Mordaunt MP. David was also given the Freedom of the City of Southend-On-Sea in recognition of his music education charity for people with learning disabilities. Southend Mayor Stephen Habermel bestowed the honour at a special council meeting on Thursday. Accepting his honour, David thanked his family and paid tribute to his students, his project team, and to the late MP Sir David Amess who was a keen supporter of the Music Man Project.
By David Stanley, 2023
Regional Lot Manager (Women’s Estate North Prisons) for Novus, part of the LTE Group, Richard Wakelin cCF 2017), has had an article published in FE News, in response to the Ofsted Report, 'Reading in Prisons, a Year On'. Richard expands on why there are grounds for optimism as reading education in prisons improves.
By Richard Wakelin, 2023
By Nina Champion, 2023