The Northern Ireland branch of ASCL is an integral part of the national association, its members enjoying the same status, support and services as colleagues nationwide.
In Northern Ireland, the association has approximately 200 members in more than 80 schools of all types. The total enrolment equates to almost half of all pupils in secondary education across all sectors, and includes some of the largest schools in the Province.
As a branch of the national association, ASCL Northern Ireland (ASCL NI) is able to contribute independently to the debate on education in the Province on behalf of its members and the children it serves. We work to shape education policy, provide advice and support to members, and deliver high quality professional development across the sector.
ASCL NI is managed by an executive committee drawn from the membership of the association in the Province. The president is elected to serve for a one-year period, and may be a school principal, vice principal or any other serving member of the association. Members also have the support of a regional officer, appointed by ASCL head office to service the executive committee and assist members when necessary as a trade union official. The current regional officer, Robert Wilson, is a retired principal.