The challenges faced by all those in education right now are immense, and FE colleges are no exception. In #LoveOurColleges week and as half-term approaches, ASCL’s Dr Anne Murdoch assesses how colleges have been coping with the many pressures.
A message from Richard Sheriff, ASCL President 2020-21
As school business leaders prepare schools and colleges for opening in September, Hayley Dunn shares tips and resources to help manage risk and alleviate concerns.
ASCL Deputy Director of Policy Duncan Baldwin outlines how the new SixintoSeven project assists new Year 7 students and their teachers.
ASCL Primary Specialist Tiffnie Harris outlines the new SixintoSeven project which gives Year 6 teachers the means to pass on their professional judgements on each of their pupils to their new secondary school.
ASCL’s recommended EAL provider, FlashAcademy®, surveyed EAL teachers and teaching assistants to better understand their concerns ahead of September.
After attending ASCL’s inaugural Conference for New Headteachers in 2019, Principal Sadie Batstone shares her reflections on some of the key things she has learnt in what has been a challenging and unpredictable 12 months of leadership.
ASCL SEND and Inclusion Specialist Margaret Mulholland highlights three key findings from the Excluded Lives Team at University of Oxford Education Department's new report on school exclusions.
As schools and colleges prepare to welcome more students back to their classrooms, Professor Deborah Eyre, Founder and Chair at High Performance Learning, shares five principles to help leaders prioritise learning.
In Mental Health Awareness Week, ASCL SEND and Inclusion Specialist Margaret Mulholland reflects on the importance of kindness, particularly as we consider how we support students and staff returning to school or college over the coming months.
Lost learning and educational gaps caused by the coronavirus outbreak are a key concern for school and college leaders and their staff, particularly for disadvantaged children and young people. ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Steve Rollett highlights important points to consider as schools and colleges prepare for phased reopening.
Crickhowell High School, Powys
Headteacher Jackie Parker shares how her school has been handling the many challenges experienced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how positivity and collaboration have been key to their focus.
ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton will be discussing approaches to a ‘recovery curriculum’ with Professor Barry Carpenter at our webinar on 6 May, inspired by the think piece Loss and Recovery written in partnership with his son Matthew, an ASCL headteacher.
Schools and colleges remain closed for the foreseeable future, with the exception for children of key workers and vulnerable children. But where does this leave pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)? ASCL Preferred Supplier FlashAcademy® highlights some of the issues and shares ideas on how to tackle them.
Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, North Wales
Headteacher Lee Cummins reflects on his role of headteacher and how that has changed as the coronavirus crisis continues.
Wales High School, Sheffield
Headteacher Pepe Di’Iasio shares his experiences of what’s been working at his 11-19 school since lockdown began.
Olchfa School, Swansea
Headteacher Hugh Davies reflects on the dramatic changes his school has experienced since the coronavirus outbreak forced everyone to think and act differently.
Carolyn Roberts, Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School and Chair of the Ethical Leadership Commission, applies the Framework for Ethical Leadership to Ofqual's new guidance for this summer's exams.
Andrew Parkin, Principal, St Dominic’s Sixth Form College, Harrow on the Hill and ASCL Council Member, reports on a week like no other.
Dr Kate Chhatwal OBE, CEO of school improvement charity Challenge Partners, considers the importance of preparing the next generation of trust leaders.