Teaching staff at West Suffolk College 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 2019), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations, offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff. The Society for Education and Training is the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education.
Announcing the partnership, Dr Nikos Savvas, Principal and Chief Executive of West Suffolk College, said:
“Investing in our people and their continued professional learning is vital, as it ensures that all of our 14,000 students receive the very best teaching and learning. That is why I am very pleased that we have become a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET). The partnership allows our staff to access inspiring teaching and training tools, research and expert views.”
Martin Reid, Director of SET, said: “We are delighted to welcome West Suffolk College 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. We look forward to working with them.”
As SET members, teaching staff will:
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