An exciting and rewarding first year
Welcome to your latest issue of InTuition. I am very proud that this edition marks the first anniversary of the Society for Education and Training (SET).
When the Education and Training Foundation launched SET last May, we knew that there was an appetite among FE teachers, trainers, managers and leaders for a professional body to promote the professionalism and status of those working in our sector, and provide resources and support to help you improve your practice and aid your professional development.
We have been delighted, however, with the level of demand for SET’s services and the associated growth in membership, which rose by almost 50 per cent to more than 14,000 people by the end of our first year.
To mark our anniversary, on pages 12 to 14 of this issue, we look back at our first year and feature some of the great feedback we have had from members and supporters. It has been vital, since the beginning, that SET listens to what you, as practitioners, actually want from your professional body – so it is fantastic to receive this strong endorsement of our progress so far.
Involving our members in our management and governance structures are at the heart of everything we do and, on page 6, Ken Merry, who chairs the SET Management Board, writes about his personal commitment to SET.
In another exciting development, our practitioner advisory group (PAG), which comprises members from different parts of the FE and skills sector, met in May to discuss various strategic plans for SET – including those to develop and improve InTuition.
We will be relaunching the magazine from December with a fresh, new design and with member-focused content that is more informative, useful and more interesting than ever. A consultation survey on InTuition will be sent to members soon, with regional focus groups taking place during the summer.
It has been an exciting, rewarding first year for SET, and we look forward to your continued support during the year ahead.
I hope you enjoy this issue of InTuition and, if you haven’t done so already, make sure you don’t miss out on future issues, by reactivating your membership for 2016-17 today.
Director of the Society for Education and Training
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