InTuition, Spring 2016, Issue 23

A year of opportunity for SET members

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This year is already shaping up to be a year of opportunity for members of the Society for Education and Training (SET). 

The Education and Training Foundation’s consultation on the reform of Functional Skills maths and English presents members with a golden opportunity to shape the future of teaching and assessment in
these areas (see feature, page 12). I urge SET members to take part in our exclusive consultation event in Manchester on 2 March.

We are also seeking SET members’ case studies on how the Professional Standards 2014 have helped your teaching (see news, page 4), so these can contribute to a published collection of effective practice, with highlights in InTuition. 

We have also launched an online survey of InTuition itself, so we can find out more detail of what you like and how you would like us to develop the journal in future (see more information, page 7). 

We already know that you value our support to members in engaging with research and evidence-based practice, so we have now produced our first dedicated InTuition: Research supplement. It is packed with information and articles that we hope you will find interesting and useful. All content from the supplement is also available in the members’ section of the SET website.

We are approaching the start of our annual renewals period for SET membership (from early March), and the research supplement is part of a growing range of resources and support offered by SET in response to member feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back for another year of membership during which the profile of SET – and its range of benefits for members – will continue to grow. 

We have a busy spring ahead. Look out for our regional professional development events on embedding maths and English in the new apprenticeships (see news, page 7). There are new webinars that will be broadcast in March and April on apprenticeships and the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) recognition route (see page 35). 

We are developing further improvements to the SET website including our personalised dashboard, a self-assessment tool and a mentoring e-learning course, and will be piloting a member network in the spring and early summer. There is much more in the pipeline too, and we welcome your continued support throughout the year.

 

Tim Weiss

Director of Strategy, Quality and Research

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