Professional standards

STAT teachers are registered to teach the Alexander Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having been assessed to have reached a comparable standard.  They  entitled to put MSTAT after their names.

See our pages on Teacher Training for more information about our training standards.

In addition STAT encourages all teachers to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and runs programmes of CPD events.

Code of Conduct

Trust between Teachers and Pupils/Students is at the heart of the learning process and requires teachers belonging to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to adhere to high professional standards.

The standards are laid out in our Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.  Key extracts are reproduced here.  You can also download the full Code from our resource library.

Insurance

All STAT teachers are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance which is an integral part of the STAT membership package.

Complaints

STAT takes very seriously complaints about any of our teaching members. Details of our complaints, investigations and disciplinary procedures can also be found in the Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking.

Chris Walsh

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