Help and advice

In this section we have brought together advice, guidance, articles and information from external sources to help ASCL members do their jobs more effectively.

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  • ASCL Funding Campaign: What Would You Cut?

    Education funding is at breaking point because of rising costs and flat cash. We need your support as we launch our #WhatWouldYouCut campaign on Twitter, between 5 and 8pm, Sunday 5 March

    23 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • RISE information centre

    RISE (Research and Information on State Education) is a small charity that aims to disseminate information on state education. The RISE information centre provides links to many sources, including parliamentary answers and statistical first releases.

    21 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund

    The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund is a three-year investment worth £75 million, which will provide funding for professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders.

    21 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Pilot changes to section 8 short inspection conversions

    Ofsted is currently trialling changes to the way section 8 short inspections are converted to section 5 full inspections. It is emphasised that these do not alter the Common Inspection Framework and the changes only apply to section 8 short inspections which convert to section 5 full inspections.

    14 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • 2017-18 Post-16 Funding Allocation

    Colleges wanting to use the allocation calculation toolkit (ACT) to calculate their provisional funding should now be able to do this by logging into EFA Information Exchange.

    09 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Boost language attainment with a Modern Language Assistant

    Modern Language Assistants (MLAs) bring authentic language and culture to the classroom. In a recent survey of host schools, heads of modern languages reported improved exam results, raising standards in under-performing students and motivating talented students to achieve more.

    07 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • School Immersion Programme

    ASCL is working with the DfE to promote and develop the School Immersion Programme. Collaborating with schools throughout England and Wales, this is an established initiative aimed at providing DfE staff with first-hand experience of school life.

    07 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • National Citizen Service Champion Schools

    National Citizen Service (NCS), supported by ASCL and endorsed by Education Secretary Justine Greening, has awarded ‘Champion School’ status to 345 schools across England.

    07 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Pearson Teaching Awards

    The Pearson Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional and life-changing work of teachers across the country. Teachers change young people’s lives, often in the most challenging circumstances and their work cannot be valued highly enough.

    07 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Schools and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2017

    These regulations were published at the end of last week and explain how local authorities set their education budgets for 2017/18. These regulations took effect from this month (February) and will apply for the 2017/18 funding year.

    02 February 2017 - ADVICE

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