Press Release 20 October 2011
The National Association of Education Consultants and Advisors has been formed to help bring schools together with support professionals.
Following the closure of the Primary and Seconday National Strategies, much of the support network that existed through its funding has been lost.
Many Local Authorities have made important support roles redundant, leaving a huge gap in the profession.
Schools too are changing. With many re-assessing their constitution and moving to Academy, Studio, Free School or UTC status. This brings a step change in the way in which school support is sought and secured. Schools now more often act as the "economic buyer" of support services, seeking out independent, commercial support rather than that available through a Local Authority.
With the changing landscape, one crucial factor was missing: the ability for schools to understand what support is available in their area and to make contact with relevant professionals.
NAECA will work hard to fill this gap.
During October and November 2011, NAECA will be contacting education consultants and advisors and encouraging them to create a NAECA profile, which will act as a national advertisement of their services.
From November, NAECA will also undertake a national campaign of informing schools of its mission and services, bringing those economic buyers to the marketplace of education consultants and advisors.
All of the services that NAECA will offer are entirely free.