Ahead overview

Ahead Middle Leaders resoucres new landing page

Middle leaders are the future of our education system, and future ASCL members. ASCL has a range of support for those middle leaders who have the desire and ambition to move into senior leadership positions under our unique ‘Ahead’ package.

We have various levels of support available for individual staff members and, through ASCL Professional Development, for schools who may want a short, bespoke continuing professional development (CPD) package or who want their middle leaders to engage in a longer programme of CPD.

If you are a middle leader aspiring to senior leadership, please click on the Ahead: Resources for Middle Leaders icon below. 


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Ahead is open to individuals in secondary schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts who are:

  • department heads/faculty heads/heads of house

  • year heads

  • curriculum/subject leads

  • key stage coordinators

  • pastoral leaders

  • assistant to the business manager/business leader

  • others teachers and support staff with an area of whole school/college responsibility