Our People

ASCL is proudly run by members for members. The Presidential Team are serving school leaders elected to represent members. Alongside Council and Executive they have a close partnership with ASCL Leadership Group who manage the running of the Association.

Our Policy Specialist Team are national experts in their field as well as being former school leaders themselves. They have a dual role in supporting members and influencing policy.

Our Member Support Team provide dedicate and individual support to members through our hotline, regional and local officers and our legal team.

Presidential Team

Presidential Team
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Rachael Warwick

ASCL President 2019-2020 and Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust

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David Waugh

ASCL Vice President 2019-2020, Headteacher, Poynton High School and CEO of The True Learning Partnership

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Richard Sheriff

ASCL Immediate Past President 2019-2020, Executive Headteacher and CEO of Red Kite Alliance

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Leadership Group

Leadership Group
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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Julie McCulloch

Director of Policy

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Richard Tanton

Director of Member Support

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Steve Kind

Director of Finance and Operations

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Annette Wade

Director of Marketing and Membership

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Kcarrie Valentine

Director of ASCL Professional Development Services

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Richard Bettsworth

Director of Public Affairs

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Policy Specialist Team

Policy Specialist Team
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Duncan Baldwin

Deputy Director of Policy

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Sara Ford

Deputy Director of Policy: Conditions and Employment

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Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist

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Stephen Rollett

Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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Hayley Dunn

Business Leadership Specialist

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Stephen Casey

Pensions Specialist

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Kevin Gilmartin

Post-16 and Colleges Specialist

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Tiffnie Harris

Primary Specialist

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Louise Hatswell

Pay and Conditions Specialist

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Barbara Stanley

Independent Schools Specialist

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Member Support Team

Member Support Team
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Sarah Linden

Senior Solicitor

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Mike Smith

Deputy Director of Member Support

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Rachel Bertenshaw

Hotline Leader

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