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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  • Updated transition matrices and ready reckoners

    The DfE has published KS2 and KS4 pupil and school ready reckoners on revised 2018 data.

    15 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • New funding available to support international partner schools visits

    The DfE has launched a new £2.5 million programme, in partnership with the British Council, to enable schools in England to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 to 19 to visit a school in another country.

    15 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Free anti-bullying training

    The Diana Award is offering its free regional Anti-Bullying Ambassador training days for primary and secondary schools.

    12 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • A chance to try out an innovative mental health approach

    Do you want a chance to try out an innovative mental health approach? Would you like £1,000 for your school and to lead the way in cutting-edge research?

    12 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Climate change protest - Friday 15 February

    We are aware that protests over the issue of climate change are planned in several towns and cities on Friday and students are being encouraged to take part during school and college hours.

    12 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Support for new headteachers - call for engagement

    The DfE School Leadership Unit is looking at how to help headteachers, especially new headteachers, who feel isolated and unsupported. To make sure they properly understand the problem they would like to speak with people who have recently been first-time heads.

    12 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Join the free Schools in Mind network

    Schools in Mind is a free network set up by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families for school staff and allied professionals that shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues which affect schools.

    12 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Children's Mental Health Week: 4 - 10 February 2019

    This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and organiser Place2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds and be Healthy: Inside and Out.

    05 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Erasmus+ funding for UK schools 2019

    Are you interested in funding for professional development? Erasmus+ funds school teachers, managers and leaders to job shadow or teach abroad – a great way to gain fresh ideas and get inspired.

    05 February 2019 - ADVICE

  • Additional capital funding 2018-2019

    In the Budget 2018, the Chancellor announced an extra £400 million capital funding for schools in 2018 to 2019.

    05 February 2019 - ADVICE

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