Benefits of membership
The AHOEC has representatives on the governing bodies of the main adventure sports and key organisations concerned with Outdoor Education.
The National Executive acts on behalf of members, responding to issues affecting the membership. Recent examples include:
- Working with the Learning Away legacy team to promote ‘Brilliant Residentials’
- The review of the AHOEC Gold Badge ensuring a defining award confirming high quality provision of Outdoor Learning.
- Working with AAIAC to contribute to the review of AALA, and HSE Review.
- Creating an all-new website with increased features and links.
- Working with the NAHT to promote LoTC.
- Engaging with NAHT to further improve benefits to AHOEC members.
- working with the National Skills Academy on the introduction of an OEC management induction model.
- Engaging with Canoe England looking at the Coaching scheme, and its applicability to the world of outdoor education centres
- Working with EOC to raise the profile of Outdoor Education and secure an entitlement for all young people.
The National Association of Head Teachers
As the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) is affiliated to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) we would encourage you to include NAHT membership in your application to join the AHOEC. A common misconception is that you need to be in a school to join but membership is available to all leaders of outdoor education regardless of their organisations background.
Find out about the benefits of NAHT membership.
We hope that you find the benefits of membership to the AHOEC attractive.