Help and advice

In this section we have brought together advice, guidance, articles and information from external sources to help ASCL members do their jobs more effectively.

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  • Update on new multiplication check for Year 4 pupils

    The government has released an update on the development of the new multiplication check for Year 4 pupils, to be introduced from the 2019/20 academic year.

    13 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Has your school registered to Parent Info?

    Parent Info is a free website and newsfeed for parents and carers. Its newsfeed function enables schools and family-focused organisations to host and share expert advice and information through their own websites.

    13 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • School improvement support for the 2018/19 academic year

    The government has issued guidance on the support available for schools identified as coasting or below the floor standards, but not judged ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.

    13 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Updated guidance on mental health and behaviour

    The Government has updated its non statutory guidance on mental health and behaviour. This guidance is for school staff and applies to all schools.

    13 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Teacher Development Fund call for applications

    Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Fund supports arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom. It aims to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum, by supporting teachers and school leaders to develop their skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

    06 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Funding for teachers to travel abroad to study teaching methods

    The Iain Grant Charitable Trust provides funding for teachers who are interested in travelling abroad to study teaching methods used in other countries.

    06 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Additional capital funding for 2018 to 2019

    The government has published guidance about the £400 million capital funding announced in the Budget, for schools in England.

    06 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Premier League Writing Stars: Poetry competition

    The Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition returns for its second year to inspire children aged between five and eleven to get creative and pen their own poem on the theme of diversity.

    06 November 2018 - ADVICE

  • Thanking the WW1 generation: free lesson plans

    The Royal British Legion is leading a national movement to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation, who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

    16 October 2018 - ADVICE

  • National Reference Test 2019

    Schools chosen for the National Reference Test (NRT) in 2019 are being contacted this term. The NRT measures students’ attainment over time in English and maths and provides additional evidence that Ofqual and exam boards will take into account when setting grade boundaries.

    16 October 2018 - ADVICE

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