New Directions College welcomed as a Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

Thanks to a new Corporate Partnership, teaching and training staff at New Directions College in Reading have been welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET). The partnership marks an exciting collaboration between the organisations offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for the college’s staff.

Announcing the partnership, Barry Wren, Principal of New Directions College, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support our staff to access the highest quality CPD and training from the Education and Training Foundation through our SET partnership. It’s important that we’re able to connect our relatively small teams with other practitioners in the sector – we all know the power of collaboration. Furthermore, frameworks like EdTech have been brought to the fore as Education begins to adapt and change. It’s crucial that our amazing staff are supported through this unprecedented change, strategically it’s a no-brainer.”

Martin Reid, Director of SET at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), said: “Everyone at the Education and Training Foundation is pleased to welcome our new SET Corporate Partner, New Directions College. This announcement signals the College’s commitment to high-quality development for its staff and teaching for its students.

“Our partnership provides New Directions College’s teaching staff with access to a host of expertise and resources as well as CPD opportunities including enabling them to study for both Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). We look forward to supporting our new members in striving for excellence in their professional journey.”

As SET members, New Directions College staff will enjoy benefits including:

SET is the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in Further Education (FE). 

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