Waltham Forest College is the latest further education provider to be made a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET).

The agreement will see over 200 teaching staff become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education.

Principal Dr Joy Kettyle said: “This partnership will allow the college to be recognised as a corporate partner.

“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 enjoy a number of benefits including having access to professional development opportunities, a mentoring service and being part of a community of over 17,000 teachers.

They will also be given the chance 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.

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.”