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Developing Employability Skills in Lockdown: Challenging students’ misconceptions 

ASCL preferred supplier Unifrog shares key findings from their report on the impact of the pandemic on students’ views on their skills development and career aspirations.

Posted: 15/02/2021 12:03:01
  • Post-16
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • A Levels
  • BTEC
  • T Levels
  • Careers
  • Coronavirus
  • UCAS
  • HE
  • University
  • Post-18
  • College

Nine tips for supporting school and college leaders during lockdown

How can we manage workload and remote learning during the pandemic? School Improvement Director Paul Ainsworth shares nine ways to support colleagues at the frontline.

Posted: 11/02/2021 09:14:50
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Collaboration
  • Workload
  • Mental Health
  • Coronavirus
  • Remote learning

Any ‘catch-up’ plans for education must focus on quality not quantity so our children and young people can thrive

A recent IFS report calls for a “massive national policy response” to address education ‘lost’ during the pandemic. But what do we mean by catch up? And what does this generation of children and young people really need to recover and thrive, asks ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch. 
 

Posted: 02/02/2021 09:36:08
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Post-16
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Primary
  • Mental Health
  • T Levels
  • Coronavirus
  • Secondary

Children's Mental Health Week: You don't need to be Dumbledore to foresee the future

In Children’s Mental Health Week, ASCL Vice President Pepe Di’lasio suggests a five-point action plan to address the devastating impact of Covid on our children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Posted: 01/02/2021 12:11:25
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Health and safety
  • Social Media
  • Mental Health
  • Coronavirus
  • Digital
  • Remote learning

Forging a Path to Quality Learning: Creative strategies from the sunny side of the world

Dr Peter Kent, ICP President Elect and ASCL Past President, reflects on the Innovations Conference in the Maldives in response to the pandemic, and a trip of a lifetime (almost). 

Posted: 01/02/2021 11:07:55
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • International
  • Coronavirus
  • Remote learning