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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  • Ramadan: Exams and tests, 2019

    This information paper is relevant to leaders and staff in primary, secondary and tertiary schools and colleges, and those involved in administering public examinations including GCSE, GCE AS and A levels, and national curriculum tests (SATs).

    16 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • Get the facts on relationships and sex education (RSE)

    The DfE has provided some FAQs on RSE to explain some of the common misconceptions around the subjects.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • The Waters Report - update for ASCL Cymru members

    In September 2018, the report of the independent review panel on pay and conditions for teachers in Wales, led by Professor Mick Waters, was published. It proposes sweeping changes to the pay and conditions landscape. ASCL Cymru is concerned about many of the proposals.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • Hay Festival launches free programme for schools 2019 live streams

    Hay Festival Wales will be broadcast live into schools UK-wide on Thursday 23 May (KS2) and Friday 24 May (KS3 and KS4), widening access to the festival’s Programme for Schools.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • New free resource kit to support learning about pollution

    A new free resource kit for primary schools aims to help children learn about plastic pollution in our waterways and explore the concept of the circular economy.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • Free Reducing Teacher Workload Events - Summer 2019

    The DfE, in collaboration with school leaders and teachers across the country, is holding two national events to showcase work that is currently being done in schools to effectively reduce teacher workload.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • Free teaching resource to help boost students' literacy skills and confidence

    Penguin and the National Literacy Trust have launched a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, to boost secondary students’ literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • New DfE teacher recruitment service

    The DfE has launched a free web service, Teaching Vacancies, for schools to advertise their vacancies.

    09 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • New development opportunity with Ofsted for middle leaders in London

    Ofsted London Region is running a pilot programme in London to support the development of future leaders in education from BAME backgrounds. The programme is applicable to middle leaders who have been identified as having potential to move into senior leadership roles in the next one to three years.

    05 April 2019 - ADVICE

  • Multiplication Tables Check (MTC): Voluntary national pilot

    The MTC is a new assessment, and the first national curriculum assessment in England, to be delivered on a digital platform. The Standards & Testing Agency (STA) is giving schools the opportunity to try out the new assessment with Year 4 pupils this summer in a voluntary national pilot.

    02 April 2019 - ADVICE

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