It is critical in this next period of education change, that advisers working with schools, whether appointed by the DfE, multi-academy trusts, single schools or local authorities are working to a quality standard which is recognised by all parties.
The Accreditation and Development Programme for Education Advisers establishes national 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.
Each of the seminars for the accreditation at Associate and Senior Associate level is available as a stand-alone training day - see the events page for forthcoming dates.
The initial assessment uses an on-line competency analysis and exemplar case studies.
If accepted on the programme the applicant is further assessed through an interview with respect to their advisory, school improvement and governance skills and knowledge.
To progress to Senior Associate accreditation applicants need to provide evidence of significant impact with regard to the management of change, organisational development and quality systems.