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Your union needs you! Join the Education and Children’s Services Group Executive Council

19 July 2021

Prospect is seeking members within its Education and Children’s Services Group to stand for the sector’s Group Executive Council.

The election for the new GEC will be held on 5 November 2021, at the sector’s Biennial General Meeting, and it is already known that some existing members of the GEC will be standing down.

“The Group Executive Council sets the policies and priorities on behalf of all Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services members,” says Steve Thomas, national secretary.

GEC Mission statement

Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services GEC exists to promote and support our education professionals, who sit typically outside of teaching and senior school leadership roles, whether that is in employment or in self-employment/consultancy.

The core functions of the Education and Children’s Services Group are:

  • Our role as a trade union in protecting, supporting and negotiating on behalf of our members.  This is predominantly an operational role that is delivered by Prospect officers and staff, where possible with relevant representatives.
  • Our role as a professional association in promoting the role and interests of education professionals and the children and young people they support; engaging in lobbying and sharing information particularly regarding the statutory obligations and professional practices that underpin these.  The GEC has a range of professional policy expertise and supports a knowledgeable and contemporary overview of policy developments affecting our members.

Biennial General Meeting

The Biennial General Meeting on 5 November (location still to be decided) will feature guest speakers, presentations and is a great networking opportunity with fellow education professionals.

If you are interested in serving on the GEC, please contact: [email protected]


Education and children's services

Prospect represents nearly 3,000 professionals in education, children's services, early years, commissioning and children's social care.