Assisting those with responsibility for the well-being of Education Studies
Providing support for individual Education Studies staff, whether members of the Association or not, in performing their professional duties
Assisting Education Studies departments in their role of ensuring the well-being of the subject
Making services available to learned societies which may assist them in carrying out their purposes; and
Organising conferences on themes of interest and concern in Education Studies.
Speaking for the discipline within UK Higher Education
Responding to consultative documents, requests for information or for nominations for membership of committees, from funding councils, the QAA, ESCalate – and submitting observations to such bodies, whether solicited or not, when appropriate;
Making representations, when deemed necessary, to government departments, appropriate official bodies, or political parties
Pursuing particular matters of concern to the subject
Keeping a watching brief on general trends and specific developments in higher education and elsewhere (e.g. in schools) so far as these may affect the work of members or the well-being of the subject, either immediately or in the long term
Co-operating with official bodies, where it is judged appropriate and under carefully considered terms, to assist the latter in carrying out tasks they have been charged to perform; and maintaining contact with other bodies with relevantly similar concerns.
Speaking for Education Studies within the wider community
Seeking to increase awareness of the value of Education Studies within the wider education community.
Keeping the membership informed of its activities, and of other matters bearing on their work and their interest in Education Studies generally, and maintaining good lines of communication – in both directions – with the profession generally (including the learned societies).