Buckinghamshire College Group becomes Society for Education and Training corporate partner

Teaching staff at Buckinghamshire College Group will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership.

The partnership began this month (October 2018), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations and offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff.

Two-hundred-and-fifty teaching staff at the college will become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education.

Announcing the partnership, Buckinghamshire College Group Principal and Chief Executive Karen Mitchell, said: “At Buckinghamshire College Group we consider engaging our staff in effective and relevant CPD a strategic priority. We are pleased to have taken part in a range of the Education and Training Foundation’s CPD events including English and Maths development and the MA / MPhil Programme, as well as supporting a number of teachers through the QTLS process.

"Joining the Society for Education and Training as a corporate partner reinforces our commitment to attract, retain and develop a professional, self-disciplined and ambitious workforce. In our pursuit of excellence we strive to have consistently good teaching, learning & assessment resulting in high student outcomes. One of the success indicators for this is CPD, which inspires personal growth, progression opportunities and staff satisfaction.”

David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Buckinghamshire College Group as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training. This partnership is a positive step that signals a college’s commitment to high-quality development for its staff and teaching for its students. It will provide teaching staff with access to a host of CPD opportunities, expertise and resources, and help them strive for excellence in their professional journey.”

As SET members, teaching staff at the college will:

  • have the opportunity to study for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). SET is the only passport to achieving both QTLS and ATS
  • gain access to resources, training and teaching tools, research and expert views in further education
  • enjoy benefits, such as the Society for Education and Training's mentoring service
  • be part of a professional community of over 17,000 teachers and trainers in the education sector, with opportunities to share expertise and experience with their peers
  • receive copies of inTuition, the most widely read journal for practitioners working across further education, vocational teaching and training.

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