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Engage, Motivate and Retain the Very Best in the Profession: Devising new approaches

Denise Inwood, MD and Founder of BlueSky highlights some new approaches to help with retaining staff in schools and colleges. BlueSky is a headline sponsor of ASCL Annual Conference and an ASCL Premier Partner.   

Posted: 27/02/2020 10:10:00
  • Leadership
  • Employment
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Career Progression
  • Workload

Ethical Leadership in Education: "Accountability is not enough; we have to do good"

Carolyn Roberts is chair of the Ethical Leadership Commission and Headteacher at Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich. Carolyn delivered this speech as part of the Ethical Leadership Summit at the Institite of Education, UCL, London in January 2020.

Posted: 26/02/2020 12:44:42

A case for leadership diversity

Vivienne Porritt, Co-Founder and Strategic Leader of #WomenEd shares ideas and suggestions to make sure you are recruiting, and retaining, an authentic and diverse leadership team.

Posted: 12/02/2020 10:37:19
  • Leadership
  • Employment
  • Ethics
  • Inclusion
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Career Progression
  • Diversity

Senior Leaders: Five key areas of focus when managing exams in your centre

Jugjit Chima, Founder of The Exams Office, provides five key areas to focus on for leaders responsible for the management and administration of exmas at their centre.

Posted: 06/02/2020 14:28:18
  • Accountability
  • Examinations
  • Key Stage 4
  • GCSE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • Ofqual

Managing exam entries in your centre

Jugjit Chima, Founder of The Exams Office, shares tips and advice for staff managing the exams cycle in their school or college. 

Posted: 28/01/2020 09:26:51
  • Leadership
  • Assessment
  • Examinations
  • GCSE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • BTEC
  • T Levels
  • Ofqual

Raising Aspirations for Disadvantaged Students: Examples from around the UK

Richard Angus, Head of Education Partnerships at MyTutor, shares a diverse range of examples of how schools and colleges around the UK run effective initiatives to help raise students' aspirations. 

Posted: 27/01/2020 11:20:03
  • Jobs
  • Employment
  • Learning
  • Post-16
  • FE
  • Collaboration
  • Careers

Girls in STEM

Emma Tonkin, Content and Marketing Lead at ASCL Preferred Supplier Unifrog, highlights some of the findings from their Horizons report, in particular the progress made in closing the gender gap in STEM subjects. 

Posted: 23/01/2020 12:15:14
  • Inclusion
  • Curriculum
  • Post-16
  • FE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • T Levels

LGBTQ+ in education

Hannah Jepson, Co-founder and Director of LGBTed, shares her thoughts on the importance of role models from the LGBTQ+ community in education - for staff and students.

Posted: 20/01/2020 09:24:09
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Pastoral
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health

What does diverse leadership mean to you?

ASCL Business Leadership Specialist Hayley Dunn considers reflects on what diverse leadership means to her, and to the role of business leader  

Posted: 20/12/2019 15:55:12
  • Leadership
  • Employment
  • Inclusion
  • Business Leadership
  • Diversity

A look back at NFER research in the past year

Chief Executive Carole Willis reviews some of the research and analysis carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) in 2019.

Posted: 18/12/2019 15:59:28
  • Leadership
  • Jobs
  • Employment
  • Post-16
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Data
  • Workload
  • T Levels

School leadership is getting more diverse - but not quickly enough

ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch looks at the ongoing issues around equality, diversity and inclusion in school leadership - and what ASCL is doing to open more doors.

Posted: 16/12/2019 10:08:14
  • Leadership
  • Jobs
  • Equalities
  • Inclusion
  • Teaching
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Professional Development

ASCL Annual Conference 2020: What's in it for me?

ASCL Annual Conference provides excellent CPD opportunities for current and aspiring leaders in all phases of education - but don't just take our word for it. Here we share the thoughts of a primary headteacher, an assistant headteacher in a secondary school and a leader in post-16 education and what they got out of ASCL Annual Conference 2019.

Posted: 12/12/2019 15:25:21
  • Leadership
  • ASCL
  • Post-16
  • FE
  • Primary
  • Business Leadership
  • Career Progression
  • Professional Development
  • CPD

How can we provide effective safeguarding for children with EAL?

How can we ensure the safeguarding children learning EAL receives is as effective as possible? In this blog, ASCL Preferred Supplier FlashAcademy® shares information and ideas.

Posted: 09/12/2019 14:29:16
  • Preferred Supplier
  • Learning
  • Curriculum
  • Safeguarding
  • EAL

ASCL collaborates with the IoE on a new project to improve teachers' job satisfaction and retention

Sam Sims, Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Education, outlines an innovative new joint project with ASCL to measure and improve teachers' job satisfaction and retention rates.
 

Posted: 27/11/2019 14:20:59
  • Leadership
  • Projects
  • Jobs
  • Conditions
  • Employment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Workload

Days in the Life of ICFP: Comparing notes

In this series of blogs, ASCL consultant Sam Ellis outlines aspects of ICFP and provides spreadsheets that can be developed by users to suit their own situation. This is his third blog in the series.

Posted: 26/11/2019 11:51:19
  • Funding
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson planning
  • Timetabling

"Nothing worth achieving comes easy"

Headteacher Gareth Burton shares his experiences of leadership, from his first applications for deputy headship to what makes an effective headteacher. 
 

Posted: 12/11/2019 11:58:09

Curriculum Change: A new paradigm of progress

ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett considers the question 'what is progress?' when it comes to assessing pupils' learning. 

Posted: 22/10/2019 08:53:43

Transformative leadership - transforming outcomes

Emma Tonkin, Content and Marketing Lead at ASCL Preferred Supplier Unifrog shares their views and findings on transformative leadership, and how teaching can play a key role in helping students to broaden their horizons and realise their ambitions. 

Posted: 14/10/2019 11:59:57

Exam Malpractice Commission

Former ASCL general secretary, John Dunford, writes about the Commission on Examination Malpractice, which he chaired, and which reported in September 2019.

Posted: 07/10/2019 09:28:13
  • Assessment
  • Accountability
  • Examinations
  • GCSE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • SEND
  • BTEC
  • T Levels
  • Ofqual

Blog: Days in the Life of ICFP, Part Two

Days in the Life of Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP)
In this new series of blogs, ASCL consultant Sam Ellis will outline aspects of ICFP and provide spreadsheets that can be developed by users to suit their own situation. This is his second blog in the series.

Part One: Reality dawns, can be read here
 

Posted: 25/09/2019 09:32:50