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The Worshipful Company of Educators

 
 

 

Livery Custom

The Freedom of the Company shall be, according to the Custom of London, by Patrimony, Servitude, or Redemption as hereinafter provided and shall be limited to persons who have a strong interest in the education profession as the Court in its absolute discretion shall decide. Any such Freemen shall be liable to pay such dues as the Court shall from time to time decide.

Freedom by Redemption - the Court shall have the power at any court meetings to elect and admit Freemen of the Company. Every candidate for the Freedom of the Company, otherwise than by Patrimony or Servitude, must be proposed and seconded in any manner prescribed by the Court. The Clerk shall give notice of the result of the election to the candidate and shall give notice of that fact to all members of the Company within twelve months.
All Freemen upon admission to the Company shall make and sign such declarations as shall from time to time be prescribed. The Court shall try to maintain a reasonable balance between all sections of the education professions when electing to the Freedom.

Freedom by Servitude - a person who is in training for an education-related career (for example by reason of undertaking a course of study directed to becoming a teacher) may be (nominally) apprenticed to a Freeman of the Company. The Court shall cause a record of the Indentures of such apprentice to be entered in the books of the Company and the Master of such Apprentice shall cause Indentures to be entered in the books of the Chamberlain of London to the intent that such Apprentice shall, on proof of faithful service of the term of his apprenticeship, be admitted to the Freedom of the Company and be presented to the Chamberlain of London to be made a Freeman of the City of London.

Freedom by Patrimony - when the child of a Freeman (of the Company and of the City of London), born after such Freemen shall have obtained the Freedom of the City, shall have attained the age of not less than twenty-one years and desires to take up the Freedoms of the Company and of the City of London and, in the opinion of the Court, complies with the definition in the first paragraph above, the Court shall admit him to the Freedom of the Company by Patrimony and present him to the Chamberlain of London to be made a Freeman of the City.
The Court shall have the power to elect to the Honorary Freedom of the Company suitable persons who satisfy the definitions given in the first paragraph above.
If the conduct of any Freemen of the Company shall be injurious in the opinion of the Court to the interests of the Company, the Court shall have the power, after enquiry, to exclude them from the Freedom of the Company either permanently or for any specified period of time. Before exercising any such power the persons concerned shall be given the opportunity of being heard by the Court. A right of appeal to a panel of the three most available past masters against such exclusion shall be available to the Freeman concerned.

Associate Freedom - the Court shall have the power to create rules to allow for election to an associate freedom. Those elected would pay reduced dues and would not enjoy the privileges of the Freedom of the Company but would be invited to attend such of the Company activities as the Court shall decide.

 

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