Recent News & Developments from the SEC

How to Create a Stunning Workshop and Boost Business Results

January 20 2019

Why attend?

Workshops are increasingly part of the core of successful client engagement and development strategy.

Do you have a workshop idea but not sure how to execute it effectively? Have you previously tried but been left dissatisfied having put in more effort than you have gained in results? Then this workshop will provide you with invaluable insights, tips, and resources.

The event, from 11am to 2pm, is being held at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP (5 minutes walk from New Street Station). It will cost £35 including two course lunch.

The event also includes AGM for SEC members following the seminar. Click button for more information and to secure your place.

Book your place today.

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October 8 2018

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November 20 2017

There have been some great reviews for the new book from SEC Director Malcolm Groves, which will be of interest to all those involved in school improvement work. You can read a few here


You can also find out more about it here.

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


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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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