Waltham Forest College has become the latest further education provider to be welcomed as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET).
The agreement will see over 200 teaching staff at the college become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education. They will benefit from a valuable range of professional development opportunities.
Announcing the partnership, College Principal Dr Joy Kettyle said: “This partnership will allow the college to be recognised as a corporate partner and by championing the quality of teaching and training, the professional development will allow our teaching staff to be further inspired by having access to high-quality teaching, learning and assessment resources and move us towards our journey to outstanding.”
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.
David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said: “Becoming a corporate partner of SET signals a college’s commitment to high-quality development for its staff and to the teaching of students. We are delighted to welcome Waltham Forest College as a corporate partner and look forward to providing teaching staff with access to a host of CPD opportunities, expertise and resources, and helping them strive for excellence in their professional journey.”