Associates Social Activities

The ASCL Associates Committee organise regular events and reunion activities which are open to all Associate members.

Join us for a virtual canal walk

Associate members, their partners and friends are invited to join a virtual walking tour along the Regent’s Canal in May.

The walk – which will take place via Zoom, the videoconferencing platform, on Wednesday 5 May at 11am – will be led by Jen Pedler, a qualified guide from Footprints of London.

Jen’s journey will follow the canal from Haggerston to its junction with the Thames at Limehouse and will travel under bridges and through locks to discover remnants of its industrial past and look at the changes that are taking place as the canal side is regenerated. Along the way, the route will pass two award-winning parks and go under one of the oldest railway viaducts in the world.

The virtual tour will last for about an hour and then there will be further time for questions to the guide.

Cost is £6 per person. Prior to the date of the tour, you will receive full contact details with the reference code and numbers for this specific ASCL Zoom video-conferencing event.

Should you be new to the use of Zoom then you can gain access to this media link via Join Meeting Test - Zoom
Once you have received the actual reference code and for this Virtual Walk, you will be able to practise entering the meeting in advance of the event date.


Association of School and College Leaders, Sort code: 60-60-06, Account number: 46216383. For BACS please use reference ‘Associates - your name’.

Meet the Associates

Meet the Associates

"I joined SHA in 1986 and then became a member of ASCL. I worked in comprehensive schools in London as a deputy headteacher and was encouraged to join by my head.

During my time as a full member working in schools I had roles on ASCL Council and was a district convener.

The most important things about Associate membership to me is the support and sense of companionship. I also continued to benefit from the professional support and information in my role as a school governor post-retirement.

I am now deputy editor of Associates News, a member of the Associates Committee and a trustee of the ASCL Benevolent Fund.

I have also been involved in the ASCL Associates Voluntary Service and have supported members in various challenging situations.

Being an Associate member has also allowed me to attend information seminars which has been very useful.

I would encouraging any member approaching retirement to become an Associate member. I will help to keep a professional link and offers social activities and other opportunities to stay involved with the education community."

Christine Shellard