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There are increasing numbers of colleagues supporting our vision. Affiliate status will provide an opportunity to join the AoEA community and engage with colleagues who are supporting school and college improvement. Affiliates will also receive regular newsletters and have access to high-quality professional development programmes.

What are the advantages?

Join the AoEA community:

  • An introduction to a dedicated first point of contact at the AoEA, with whom you could discuss your organisation’s needs.

  • Access to education advisers to commission work for your organisation. We have over 100 accredited associates and around 60 who are available to provide specialist support and guidance to your school and college if needed. We will work with you to identify the best person you can commission directly.

  • Invitations to our virtual Keeping in Touch (KIT) meetings with accredited associates, affiliates and topical guest speakers. This is an informal catch-up to share best practice, knowledge, stay social and talk to your fellow colleagues. ​(During the pandemic only as this is an Associate benefit)

  • Networking opportunities throughout the year.

Each Affiliate member will also receiving the following benefits:

  • A fortnightly newsletter that will be emailed to you, containing the most up-to-date detail on educational developments, including Ofsted changes and DfE policy, created by Tony Stephens.  

  • Reduced Annual Summit ticket, each year we have a number of highly regarded speakers working in the education sector, our next event will be held on 9th July 2021.

  • Privileged access to master classes, which we will host throughout the year on topical subjects at a reduced rate.

  • A reduction of £100 if you wish to proceed with accreditation with the AoEA. To become an Associate, please review the accreditation guidance

Please note these benefits may change throughout the year. If additional benefits are added, they will always be offered to current affiliate members.

To become an Affiliate member, please contact Gurdeep at

To become an Associate please review guidance and apply here

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