We are proudly the official home of social pedagogy in the UK. By joining SPPA you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape social pedagogy in the UK and be part of a passionate group of people joining efforts to learn, expand, share and recognise the value of social pedagogy in the UK and internationally.
As a professional membership organisation, SPPA has members from a variety of different settings. We have members in academia, residential childcare, the creative arts and in local authorities. We offer individual memberships, concessions memberships and organisational memberships.
You can become an active member of SPPA today and start improving your practice through continuous professional development opportunities, including access to resources and webinars.
Joining SPPA is also a great opportunity for networking and spreading the word of social pedagogy. We organise regular events, like our annual conference, to which our members get a discounted rate. As a member, you would have the unique opportunity to write blog posts on our website and contribute to our SPPA newsletter.
Read more about our memberships types below and choose the right one for you.
|Full Individual Membership|
From our members:
“I Really like the approach and attempt to involve members. The £70 looks good value especially compared to other bodies I am a member of and seldom hear from!”
– Jameel Hadi, Founding SPPA member, Lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Salford.
SPPA welcomes everyone with an interest in social pedagogy. To become a member of SPPA you must be committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter .
To get your official membership you have to register for an account and pay a £70 fee. The membership is valid for a year.
*Please note that a SPPA membership is not an official academic title or qualification of any type. SPPA cannot yet validate academic titles, however, we are keen to support the profession as well as promoting and encouraging Social Pedagogy in the UK.
*Founding Members who joined us since the launch of SPPA in February 2017 will remain their status as a ‘Founding Member.’
|Individual concessionary memberships|
We want to give everyone the opportunity to join the SPPA family, that is why we offer discounted memberships for students, people who are unwaged and foster carers.
Concessionary members have the same benefits as full individual members, but the cost is reduced to £25
Organisational members are typically employers who wish to commit their organization to a social pedagogic approach and this can be seen in their organizational history, policies and intentions for future workforce and/or whole systems development. SPPA requires each organisational member has a designated contact who will take responsibility for promoting and upholding the terms of the SPPA Charter in their organisation.
“Social Pedagogy has totally transformed how I think and the constant reflection I do is enlightening and life changing. I want to be part of and help if I can to spread the benefits of social pedagogy and connect with like minded people which is why I joined SPPA.”
– Andrew Masson, Founding SPPA Member, Foster Carer, Aberlour Fostering.
Our organisational membership packages have been crafted with feedback from our members. We offer a number of flexible packages:
Do you know someone that would benefit from being a SPPA member? If you refer a friend, colleague or family member and they join, you’ll both receive an additional 3-month membership. This means you’ll both receive 15-months for the price of 12! In order to ensure the referral bonus is provided, when joining ensure your referral states that they heard about SPPA by Word of Mouth in the ‘General Information’ section. Here they can enter your name and the SPPA team will be able extend each of your memberships. You can otherwise alert the SPPA team to a referral directly, just let us know via email@example.com