Recent News & Developments from the SEC
SEC Annual Conference 2017
May 5 2017
Our 2017 Annual Conference "Facing the next five years" looked at the development of our consultancy practice at a time of unprecedented upheaval.
25 members and non-members gathered at Broadway House, London to reflect on the challenges of growing their business. Ian Wigston's keynote encouraged us to examine our hopes and fears and develop strategies to strengthen the hopes over the fears. SEC diretcors led workshops to explore practical implications of working as a consultant in challenging and uncertain times.
Member newsletter published termly
February 1 2017
NEW WIKI SERVICE FOR ACCREDITED MEMBERS
December 4 2015
SEC is pleased to launch a new closed wiki area for accredited members. This provides both a resource and information bank and a tool for communication and sharing.
Resources cover such topics as assessment, OFSTED, leadership development, governance, coaching and international.
Accredited members are encouraged to add their own topics and content.
Accredited members only can access the site here.
Date announced for 2016 Conference and AGM
September 18 2015
We are pleased to confirm the date of our 2016 Conference and AGM. It will be held on Friday April 22 at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ, as last year.
The conference will run from 9.30 to 1.30 followed by a buffet lunch, and is open to members and non-members. The cost for members is £45 and for non-members £85, with reductions available for anyone joining on the day. The full programme will be announced shortly.
Successful year for new QA Service
September 14 2015
At the start of the academic year 2014/15, SEC introduced improved Quality Assurance Services. The Advisory Board and SEC Directors have now completed the first annual review of these services and would like to share the very positive outcomes.
Siver Jubilee Event Success
April 25 2015
Mapping the field of consultants and
Helen Gunter, University of Manchester, UK
Professor of Education Policy
Sarah Fielden Professor of Education
Society of Education Consultants
Silver Jubilee Conference 2015
Excellence in Education Consultancy
April 24 2015
Over 30 members attended our Silver Jubilee Celebration Event at Broadway House, London on April 24 2015.
Professor Helen Gunter from Manchester University spoke about her research into changing trends in education consultancy. Her presentation slides can be viewed here.
SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATION - APRIL 24 2015
January 3 2015
The Society's Silver Jubilee will be celebrated on Friday April 24 2015, with a special conference and lunch at Broadway House, London. Entitled 'Excellence in Education Consultancy', the day will be of interest to consultants and to school leaders. The highlight will be a presentation from Professor Helen Gunter of Manchester University on her current research project into changes in education consultancy.
A three-course celebration lunch will be preceded by a series of rondevals focusing on aspects of successfully operating as a consultant in the changing environment we face. Established, successful national and international consultants will run a series of workshop sessions for experienced consultants, those new to the profession and those seeking consultancy help. Full details and booking information will be sent to all members early in the new academic year. Non-members are welcome, and special discounts are available for SEC members and for non-members.
See the full conference programme here.
Cost £55 members, £75 non-members, including 3 course celebration lunch.
SEC Member: Receive a 15% Conference Day discount on Imaginative Minds Publications purchased on the Conference Day or within 7 days, when booking your own place and a place for a non-member.
Non-Member Consultant: Receive a £10 discount on your first year's membership when you join SEC on the Conference Day or within 7 days.
Non-Member School Leader: Receive a 15% Conference Day discount on Imaginative Minds Publications purchased on the Conference day
Please contact us to book your place now using the website contact form here.
UPDATED QA SERVICE LAUNCHED
September 1 2014
SEC members undertake work which requires them to adhere to the standards of a range of organisations and professional bodies. This service has now been refined to enable Accredited Members to proactively respond to the increased responsibilities and accountabilities expected of consultants by professional bodies and organisations. For example, this summer has seen ‘ASPECT’ issue new Standards for Educational Development and Improvement Professionals in England. SEC Quality Assurance Service enables users to request specific feedback on any aspect of their service, directly addressing the professional standards required not only by SEC, but also by any other professional body for whom they work. Click here for full details of SEC, membership and services.
Special national conference invitation for SEC members
August 5 2014
SEC have agreed a special discount rate with our partner, Imaginative Minds, giving SEC members £50 off a place at this major leadership conference, 'Re-thinking Leadership for Optimal Effectiveness'. Keynotes include Professor John West-Burnham and Roy Blatchford,Vice Chair of the committee drawing up the new Headteacher Standards,as well as leaders from outstanding teaching schools and consultants working nationally to improve teaching and assessment.
With the focus on creating tools for motivating and inspiring school leaders, this conference will enable you to reflect on and extend your knowledge for the year ahead.
Members can find full information in the members area under 'Events'.