Every month, we want to provide you with an update of our activities. They will complement our bi-monthly newsletters and will arrive in your inbox on the final Friday of the month. 

So, what’s been happening this month at SPPA?


  • Prof. Claire Cameron, CEO of SPPA, has continued to plan events with members of SPPA in the wider UK. A programme has been developed for our meeting in Glasgow on the 2nd February 2018. The attendees will support the planning of the 2018 conference programme and will develop plans to grow social pedagogy in the country. Please contactsppa@ucl.ac.uk if you’d like to attend our Scotland meeting.
  • We have been busy developing a programme of regional networking events:
    • Our first event is taking place on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, London. This event will be an opportunity to meet other like-minded friends of social pedagogy and to develop an agenda for social pedagogy in London for years to come. For more information and to sign-up, view the event pagehere.
    • We’ve been working closely with our membership in the North West to develop a second regional networking event to take place in Preston or Salford before Easter 2018. If you’re a SPPA member in the North West and would like to support the planning of this event, please contact sppa@ucl.ac.uk.
  • The ‘Learning’ Special Interest Group is having a video conference meeting on Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 1-3pm. This meeting will build on discussions held at the SPPA conference, and the group will think of practical ways to promote a social pedagogic approach to learning to policy-makers. Contact sppa@ucl.ac.uk if you’d like to join.


  • SPPA has began recruitment of its new individual and organisational membership types. You can find out more about these new membership types on our website here.
  • SPPA is proud to welcome its first organisational member: Inspire Scotland.

Organisational Business

  • SPPA is in the final stages of its application for charitable status. This will be submitted in February.
  • SPPA is actively planning a campaign to raise our profile amongst policy-makers and other key organisations. The Trustee board has been meeting with key figures from Westminster, including Lyn Romeo (Chief Social Worker for Adults) and more.


  • SPPA continued to collaborate with the International Journal of Social Pedagogy, with the latter hosting a webinar outlining ways SPPA members can contribute practice pieces for publication. You can view the recording on our website here.
  • The webinar programme continues with:
    • ‘Going back to a new way of doing’ on Wednesday 21st February at 12.30pm. Find out more and book here.
    • ‘Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy: a learner’s perspective’ on Wednesday 14th March at 12.30pm. Find out more and book here.

What else should we be doing? Please get in touch via sppa@ucl.ac.uk with suggestions for activities and events you would like SPPA to offer.