As a school or college leader, you need information and advice relevant to your role. ASCL represents leaders in schools and colleges, including those working as system leaders across groups of schools. From financial management to understanding the latest Ofsted framework, ASCL gives you access to the very best professional advice through our publications, telephone hotline and legal support.
Two organisations for the price of one
ASCL gives you all the advantages of belonging to a professional association, along with top quality trade union support for you as an individual.
Personal, professional, and confidential telephone advice
With ASCL’s hotline, pick up the phone and get advice from a trained and experienced former school leader – whatever the issue, whenever you need it.
Peace of mind should something go wrong
ASCL’s legal and trade union support is there should you ever need it, from highly trained field officers (all former school and college leaders), ASCL’s in house solicitors, and specialist law firms.
Timely and relevant guidance on issues that matter to you
From improving the quality of teaching and exam results, preparing for inspection, and managing a reducing budget, ASCL keeps you up to date with the resources you need to help you to do your job effectively.
A team of education specialists working on your behalf
ASCL’s specialists are former school and college leaders who are experts in their field, and including a wide range of areas such as funding, inspection, curriculum, business management or primary leadership. They have a dual role in supporting members as well as influencing policy.
A vision for the future of education
Through the implementation of our Blueprint for a Self-Improving System, ASCL leads the way in creating the conditions for the profession to take control of its own destiny.
An effective voice in influencing policy
ASCL works tenaciously behind the scenes to influence policy implementation. Our officials and specialists are in regular contact with senior policy-makers, campaigning on issues that matter to school and college leaders across the country.
Professional development to suit your needs
ASCL Professional Development offers top-quality CPD, delivered in-house and tailored to your requirements. There is also a range of courses and conferences covering a wide range of topics to keep you up to date on the latest issues.
A network of like-minded individuals
Whether you are a head of department or an executive head, ASCL provides many opportunities for you to share practice and exchange ideas with a network of senior colleagues around the country.
Take advantage of a range of personal discounts on car and home insurance, financial advice, medical insurance, hotels and much more. Free personal injury cover is provided as part of your membership.