ACER/AoC East convenes a wide range of regional networks and special interest groups, through which members share information, disseminate good practice and receive regular updates from key national and regional bodies and businesses. The networks provide staff with structured opportunities to meet their peers and exchange information and best practice.
Information about the purpose of each of the networks can be found here.
Members of networks meet regularly (2-3 times per year) and have the opportunity to attend specialist training events as well as having valuable time to talk informally. Our networks are free to attend for our member organisations and are recognised as valuable professional development events and all attendees are issued with certificates of attendance which can be used towards CPD activities.
During 2016-17 ACER will be offering the following:
Apprenticeship & business development managers’ network
Building estates managers’ network
Careers education & guidance network
Chairs & governors’ network
Chief executives’ forum
College HE network
English maths + ESOL network
Equality, diversity & safeguarding network
Finance managers’ network
Heads of Sport
Health & safety managers’ network
Land-based & environmental education network
PR marketing network
Procurement network (this is managed by Crescent Purchasing Company)
Quality and improving teaching & learning network
Senior managers’ special interest groups
Workforce development network
Maths, English & SEND practitioner groups