Terms and Conditions

ASCL Professional Development Ltd (ASCL PD) is a training company wholly owned by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).  We organise conferences and events on behalf of the Association as well as a suite of CPD events and bespoke services. 
All events (courses, sessions or conferences) are available on a first come, first served basis. The fee for a whole day event covers lunch and refreshments throughout the day plus all accompanying materials (light refreshments are provided for twilight and half-day sessions). The fee for a residential event may or may not include accommodation, therefore please check your booking carefully.
We will confirm receipt of your booking (but please note that this does not confirm the event will go ahead).
All successful applications will have joining details sent to them two to three weeks prior to the event. We advise that travel or accommodation arrangements are not made until joining details are received. If not received one week before the event, please contact the ASCL PD office on 0116 299 1122 or email
We reserve the right to amend the event programme where circumstances dictate.
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone events when viable numbers are not reached and will do our best to rearrange dates wherever possible. You will be contacted as soon as possible if, for any reason, we need to cancel or postpone the event. If you, or your organisation have already paid, we will arrange a refund or credit note.
Once viable numbers have been reached you will receive email confirmation, details of the event and directions to the venue. At this point schools/colleges will also be invoiced for the cost of the event. We expect payments to be made within 14 days of date of invoice.
Cancellation fees are based upon the notice given and the type of event. By booking venues and speakers, we are committed to a certain level of cost and therefore need to implement a cancellation policy.
All cancellations/changes must be confirmed in writing (email confirmation is accepted).

ASCL Annual Conference
More than 10 weeks £50 admin charge.
Within 10 weeks of conference 25% charge.
Within 6 weeks of conference 50% charge.
Within 4 weeks of conference 100% charge.
Name changes and substitutions – no charge applicable.
For all events please note:
We are not able to offer any refund if an individual session within a suite of sessions is cancelled by you or your school/college or not attended e.g. non-attendance at 1 out of 3 twilight sessions.
We are not able to refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by you (or your school/college) should arrangements be made and the event is subsequently cancelled or postponed.

We are unable to transfer bookings from one event to another and this will be subject to the cancellation charges outlined.
Cancellation due to adverse weather conditions
We will endeavour to run all events as advertised and will inform you if they cannot proceed due to bad weather.

If you are unable to attend, because of bad weather, contact us as soon as possible on 0116 299 1122. If the event goes ahead as planned, we will regard non-attendance as a cancellation. If the event is cancelled by ASCL PD following a risk assessment due to bad weather conditions, we will organise a partial refund.

We will also endeavour to rearrange the event at a later date.
Personal use of material and Copyright statement
Individuals from schools or colleges who have attended ASCL / ASCL PD events (course, conference or consultancy) may copy documents from said events for personal, non-commercial use, including for private study or research, on the condition that ASCL/ ASCL PD are credited as the source, and the copyright holder if applicable. No modifications to the material should be made.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all rights including those in copyright of the materials provided to support events (course, conference or consultancy) are owned by or controlled for these purposes by ASCL / ASCL PD.  Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law or our Terms & Conditions, the commercial use or publication of all or part of any item from events may not be copied, reproduced, republished, broadcast or transmitted in any way without first obtaining ASCL / ASCL PD’s written permission or that of the copyright owner.

Where permission has been explicitly granted to use material, ASCL / ASCL PD must be credited as the source, and the copyright holder if applicable. If in any doubt please contact to obtain permission to use materials