The Code of Ethics and Conduct sets out the professional behaviour and conduct expected of members of the Society for Education and Training (SET), including mandatory requirements which must be complied with to become and remain a member.
It is a very important statement of what it means to be part of SET, and the levels of professionalism that are required or encouraged of all of our members.
Committing to the SET Code of Ethics and Conduct is a key part of becoming a member, and then remaining a member for subsequent years. SET also has procedures for reviewing membership applications using the Code or to consider information that may call into question a member’s suitability. We have designed these procedures so they are transparent and involve members in making decisions about others’ suitability, and then reviewing these decisions if necessary.
You can view the documents that make up the SET Code of Practice and procedures below.
You can also view cases of previous breaches of the code which are published following the conclusion of the investigation.
Following a review, the SET Code of Ethics and Conduct, which sets out the professional behaviour and conduct expected of SET members, was updated in April 2022. The updated code acts a marker of professionalism for the sector, differentiating members and non-members.
Outlines the full Conditions of Membership for SET members.
This guidance sets out the approach taken by SET on whether a person is suitable for membership.
Procedures that SET will follow when it receives information that may call into question a member's suitability.
This document sets out the process for how complaints can be logged and how they are dealt with.
This document sets out the process for appealing against the decision not to award a member with QTLS or ATS status.
The SET Code of Practice documents make reference to the SET Conditions of Membership. There may be changes to the conditions of membership from time to time, and members will be informed of any amendments that are made.
If you are a teacher who works in the schools sector, you are also bound by the Department for Education Teachers’ Standards. Compliance with the SET Code of Practice will not bring you into breach of the Teachers’ Standards, or vice versa.