#SET to Complain to the Society for Education and Training

I’m getting extremely annoyed with the Society for Education and Training who take subscription money annually for doing very little and refuse to acknowledge I have QTLS!

They are getting pretty rude in their emails now and I’ve sent the statement that I received on getting QTLS status. They need to sort their records out and not tell me “You do not currently hold QTLS status. If you want to check that with my colleagues in head office please email” Shouldn’t they be the ones checking?! Aaaaaaaargh.

“David, many thanks for your extensive, well-documented and thoughtful Professional Formation application for QTLS. The evidence demonstrated excellent practice and a professional approach across an extensive career in the sector.

In the areas of subject currency and teaching and learning, you have attached considerable evidence which demonstrated an on-going commitment to improvements in training and development in your subject specialism. Teacher trainers and advanced practitioners should model best practice and this is something you clearly do. Your use of a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis was an excellent method for exploring development needs in relation to professional development planning. Your professional development programme was well planned and will provide opportunities to enhance your professional practice. You have been able to provide a rich and detailed range of evidence that demonstrated your ability to reflect on the positive impact of CPD on your professional role.

Your standardised and personalised evidence fully met all requirements for Professional Formation and we are very pleased to tell you that your application has been successful. Congratulations on an exceptional webfolio. We wish you well in your future career.”

Review from the IfL – David E Watters PGCE QTLS


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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