As members we share moral purpose, shape priorities and receive benefits.
When a school joins BEP it is primarily a statement of support for the aims of our partnership, of recognising that we all share a responsibility beyond that which we have for our individual schools.
What are the benefits of BEP Universal and Enhanced Membership?
BEP Membership affirms our responsibility for all Birmingham children and the health of the education system in our city as a whole. Membership also brings a range of benefits. The revenue from membership is one way of ensuring BEP has some independence regardless of the direction of travel created by our different contracts.
We at BEP are convinced that the need for an organisation that engages with as many Birmingham schools as possible, endeavours to be a voice for those schools and seeks to ensure that no one is isolated is more important than ever. However, we also recognise that the challenging financial circumstances that many of you face means that not all of you will feel able to pay a subscription fee to BEP to fulfil this role.
BEP Universal Membership
To ensure that BEP remains true to its founding ideals we are now offering free universal membership to all Birmingham schools.
As a universal member, we will advocate for your school and you will be able to influence the direction of BEP through voting rights for Heads to the Board, you will have access to all our free universal programmes and receive the BEP newsletter. We will undertake to consult with you as our members about BEP priorities and future direction.
BEP Enhanced Membership
Our enhanced membership brings a range of additional benefits and has been designed to save you money. This year we have introduced a new price band for enhanced membership that is based on the size of your school. Our enhanced membership benefits are extensive and represent excellent value for money.
The new membership structure and added benefits for 2017-18 now mean your school can save a minimum of £750 on events and services when purchasing Enhanced Membership*.
*The minimum saving is based on 2016-17 event charges and schools taking up every membership benefit advertised.
Collective Enhanced Membership
Consortia, Networks, MAT’s, Collaboratives and other Collectives are invited to join BEP as Enhanced Members together and will be offered substantial discounts for joint membership.
- If all schools within a collective choose to join BEP, each school will be offered a 20% discount on the enhanced fee.
- If 80% of schools within a collective choose to join BEP, each school will be offered a 15% discount on the enhanced fee.
- If your MAT is interested in joining, a discount of 10% will be offered to each school.
Should your collective choose to join BEP later in the year after we have received your membership fee, BEP will be happy to refund the difference in the discounted price to you.
To join BEP as a collective, please download the request form below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Collective Membership Request‘. A member of the BEP team will be in touch to discuss this further.
Please note, a collective must include at least 10 schools to be considered for a group discount (this does not include MATs). Discounts will be applied once membership orders have been received from every school.
BEP Membership 2017-18
Click on the appropriate button below to join BEP as an Enhanced Member
Full details of the Universal and Enhanced benefits can be found in the table below.