The accreditation and development programme establishes international quality standards for education specialists who support and challenge schools. The programme identifies the key areas to be assessed for accreditation at Associate and Senior Associate level. This page focusses on gaining accreditation as an Associate member.
An Associate member would be expected to demonstrate the ability to intervene successfully in identifying and tackling school improvement causal factors and demonstrate a broad sphere of influence in a variety of organisations more widely than their own institution.
The AoEA learning journey to become an accredited Associate involves an application form with references, followed by a professional discussion, a seminar and finally a portfolio. The process is designed to be completed across a period of two to three months.
Three core criteria will underpin the Associate Assessment: advisory skills & knowledge, school improvement skills & knowledge, and governance skills & knowledge.
Submit application form with two case studies and referee details. Form & references are reviewed to ensure you meet the criteria and have the necessary experience to be successful at Associate level. This stage costs £200.
Invite to an online professional discussion panel to talk in further depth about experience and case studies. Informed whether ready to proceed to seminar or additional experience is required. Final invoice of £1,200 to be paid before seminar.
Invite to attend a full day professional learning seminar (face to face or online) where we introduce the Associate accreditation criteria in more detail.
Produce and submit portfolio on two case studies exemplifying the AoEA Associate criteria. This is assessed and validated by our team.
Upon successful completion, become an accredited AoEA Associate. Gain access to our Member Hub, the option to join the Register of Accredited Associates and member benefits for the first year.
If you are a large authority or group that would like to put your team through associate accreditation. We can provide bespoke development programmes to support you. Get in touch with one of our team here.