Education Development Trust

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Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust) is a large not-for-profit organisation which provides education services in the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally. The charity is based in Reading, UK.

History[edit]

Tony Abrahams founded the Centre for British Teachers in 1968 with the objective of helping British teachers working abroad.[1] With activity centred in Germany, the organisation's vision was not only to recruit English teachers but also to offer them professional and welfare support within a structure that they would not otherwise have had.[2] It was constituted as a registered charity in 1976.[3]

Throughout the 1990s, CfBT developed as a manager of aid-backed reform programmes in developing countries.[4]

It subsequently expanded into offering a range of research, consultancy and support services to the education sector and operating as a contractor for a number of UK government education initiatives, such as the Young, Gifted and Talented Programme which it managed on behalf of the then Department for Children, Schools and Families.[5]

To reflect the organisation's global activity, the name, Centre for British Teachers, officially changed to CfBT Education Trust in 2006. In November 2012, Steve Munby took over as chief executive.[4]

Name change from CfBT Education Trust[edit]

With further international growth since 2006, and a strong focus on multiple aspects of school system reform,[6] the organisation wanted to have a name that better reflected its mission.[4]

For "legal reasons", there are some parts of the organisation who have not yet changed their name with the parent organisation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bloom, Adi (27 May 2011). "Obituary - Tony Abrahams, 1923-2011". TES Newspaper. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Our history". Education Development Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ Charity Commission. Education Development Trust, registered charity no. 270901. 
  4. ^ a b c "Education Development Trust - Our history". educationdevelopmenttrust.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Young Gifted and Talented Programme website Archived 4 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Education Development Trust - School system reform". educationdevelopmenttrust.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 

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