British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society joins Academy

July 10, 2018

BELMAS logo

The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.

For over 40 years the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society has been the independent voice supporting quality education through effective leadership and management. The Society brings together research academics and senior leaders in the primary, secondary, FE and HE sectors to share research and best practice from around the world. Members work as school or college leaders and academic leadership and policy researchers mostly throughout the UK, but also in 75 different countries around the world.

Speaking about the new Academy member, Chair of the Academy’s Council, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS said, “BELMAS is unique in its ability to bring together practitioners and academics, bridging the worlds of theory and practice to facilitate the highest standards of educational leadership and management. It includes many skilled professionals with an array of experiences whose knowledge and support not only increases understanding and collaboration across the field, but leads to tangible benefits throughout education. It is the Academy’s role to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public and promote dialogue, so that the evidence from the social sciences can be better understood and acted upon across a variety of fields. BELMAS’ membership will go a long way in enabling the Academy to even more effectively meet these ambitions.”

Commenting on their membership, Gill Howland, Chair of BELMAS 2016-2018, said,“BELMAS is delighted to join the Academy of Social Sciences. Both organisations share the aim of bringing together academics and practitioners from across the world in order to promote dialogue and to further our collective knowledge, understanding and practice.  BELMAS aims to be a distinctive, independent and critical voice in the pursuit of quality education through effective leadership and management.  Through our links with the Academy of Social Sciences we look forward to opening up access to new and wider opportunities for our members, and our shared values of inclusivity, transparency and independence will contribute to a valuable and enduring relationship.”