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Female Speaker At Podium At SET Conference

SET Events Don’t miss out on SET events run throughout the year

Join one of our many events hosted throughout the year - take your place at our annual conference, tune into one of our webinars (hosted by leading experts) or take part in one of our community events.

Upcoming SET events
Main SET Conference Room

SET Conference 2022 annual SET conference announced

This year, the annual SET conference returns as a live event taking place in Birmingham on 3 November 2022. In addition to the keynote speakers, breakout-sessions and live Q&A, there will be plenty of time to mingle and meet your colleagues from across the sector. 

Annual SET Conference
Geoff Petty Talking To An Audience At SET Conference

SET Communities Join one of our vibrant online groups

Join one of our vibrant communities to discuss and share effective practice and current sector issues with fellow practitioners.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

We also have member-only Facebook groups and a members' Linkedin group that you can join:

QTLS Group

Get help and advice from others who are undertaking Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) or have already been awarded with the status.

Join QTLS Group

ATS Group

Be encouraged by others who are undertaking Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) and hear from members who are sharing their experience of the process.

Join ATS Group

All of our Facebook groups are closed, which means you won’t be able to see the content or post content until you join the group. It's easy to join — you simply request on the group page. If you know someone that would also benefit from joining just send them the link to the group page — they don't need to be a SET member to join.

Ways to join

If you are worried about using your personal Facebook account for professional means, don’t worry, there are a couple of option available to you:

  • Set up another Facebook account to use for work-related means. You’ll need to use a different email address to your personal account. You can then use a more professional photo and keep your profile as simple as you like
  • Use your personal profile but make your profile photo set to ‘friends only’, this way when you join a group no one will be able to see you or access your profile.

SET Closed Facebook Group Rules

  1. Please be polite and respect other people’s views, opinions and experiences. Avoid rants in capital letters and keep on-topic.

  2. Abusive, unpleasant or libellous comments or anything in breach of Facebook policies will be removed and group members blocked.

  3. Our aim is to keep the group page spam-free – continuous posts about the same topic or publishing a link numerous times will be deleted.

  4. Do not give out personal details. If other members get in touch with you and you aren’t sure about the content of the message, please alert the SET Team by sending a private message to the page or emailing

  5. Please avoid posting job adverts, salary details or information about active job interviews or applications.

  6. Please be patient if you report any complaint or suggestion – we aim to respond within three working days.

  7. You may find opinions that you disagree with and some you may find offensive. Our aim at all times is to provide a place where the maximum discussion can take place.

  8. We try to be as fair as we can when moderating, but in a large community of users, with many different viewpoints, there will always be some people that will not be happy with our moderation policies. While we regret that this happens, we cannot suit all of the people all of the time and have to make decisions based on what is best for the group overall.

  9. The views expressed on group pages do not necessarily reflect the views of SET and/or the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). It is the responsibility of all members of the group to maintain the community environment.

  10. Report abuse by informing the SET Team via email on Please note that abuse reports are confidential and are not seen by the abuser. If you feel you have been subject to abusive, defamatory or libellous posts in the forum, your first step should be to contact the SET Team to have the offending post removed. Please be patient if you report any complaint or suggestion – we aim to respond within two working days.

  11. If your post is edited or deleted, you will be sent a message by the SET Team. If you still don't understand why you were moderated then email the SET Team at Do not post the same message again or taunt other members of the group for reporting you.

  12. Messages posted on SET group pages are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. We have the right to edit, delete, transfer, keep, sell or re-license posts at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to delete or amend any materials that, in the SET Team’s reasonable opinion, are likely to fall foul of the law.

  13. SET Facebook groups are not a venue for unsolicited advertisements of any kind. It will be the sole discretion of the SET admin team as to what constitutes an advertisement.

  14. To use quotes from the group in any press or marketing coverage we ask that you contact those you wish to quote to ask for permission first.

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