The greatest strength of ASCL is that it is run by members, for members. Our policy-making body is formed from a group of elected members collectively known as Council. All categories of member are represented, and the ratio of Council representatives to members is more generous in ASCL than in any of the other teachers’ professional associations. This democratic base is fundamental to serving our diverse membership and is essential to our continuing success and effectiveness.
ASCL Council consists of around 50 elected ASCL members. The main purpose of Council is to determine our position on key policy issues. These positions are then used by the Presidential Trio, General Secretary and policy team to engage with ministers and civil servants, and by our public relations team in our messaging to the media.
Council meets three times during the academic year. A Council meeting consists of plenary sessions, debates on ‘hot’ topics, a forum session with a visiting speaker, and attendance at one of five committees.
Elections for ASCL Cymru Council 2020-2021