Benefits of Membership


"As an independent consultant, it is so useful to belong to a professional organisation that gives me practical benefits. Thank you for the reduced rate insurance and the quality assurance services!"

Membership is of two types, standard and accredited. Whichever type you chose provides membership of a well-respected association which requires all its members to follow a Code of Practice defining high quality consultancy. Below are other key benefits:


  • Listing in our consultant register and website presence
  • Access to circulated job opportunities 
  • Standard access to members website areas
  • Free publications – Education Journal weekly, Children’s Services Weekly, School Leadership Today termly, and Leadership Briefing. (Combined cost on individual subscription would be £180 p.a.)
  • Opportunities for networking and updates at society meetings and annual conference
  • Preferential rates for professional indemnity and liability insurance

Accredited              All the above, plus: 

  • Better client relationship management by virtue of access to the SEC Quality Assurance service
  • Full web site presence with communication links that include the facility to enter a full profile, including your curriculum vitae and provide your own web site address
  • The right to use ‘SEC Accredited Member’ logo  on  all electronic and paper communications and in personal marketing
  • Access to SEC Accredited members wiki area, resource bank and tool for sharing
  • Contact and talk to other Accredited members
  • A 55% reduction on the cost of access to the Professional Learning Communities’ vast bank of research and resources
  • An open invitation to write informative articles for editorial consideration for inclusion in one of the range of national publications including School Leadership Today, Leadership Briefing, and Creative Teaching

Please note: When your application is successful, you will be required to follow the SEC Code of Practice in your work. 

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