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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  • Caste in Great Britain and equality law: a public consultation

    This consultation is an opportunity to respond on whether caste should be a separate aspect of race in the Equality Act 2010. It invites views from all those potentially affected by a legal prohibition against caste discrimination.

    18 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • 2017 Headteacher board elections: nominations now open

    Headteacher board (HTB) elections are being held across the eight Regional Schools Commissioner regions. HTBs were established in 2014 to advise and challenge the RSCs on the decisions they take, and provide an opportunity for the sector to help shape the school system in their region.

    18 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Ofsted inspectors: South East England

    The Ofsted Director for the South East is keen to recruit some recently retired heads, or those who will be retiring in the next year or so to train and work as Ofsted inspectors. Ofsted is keen to increase the number of inspectors who are current headteachers or who have recently retired.

    18 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Ofsted consultation: Short inspections of good schools

    Ofsted’s consultation on Short inspections of good schools closes at 11.30pm, 18 August 2017. The consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the short inspection approach for good maintained schools and academies from October 2017.

    18 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Key Stage 2 SATs marking: Standards and Testing Agency response

    A number of members have raised concerns about the marking of the Key Stage 2 spelling, punctuation and grammar papers, particularly Paper 1 Question 2, which asked children to insert a semi-colon in the correct place in a sentence.

    18 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Off-payroll working rules for public authorities

    HMRC has re-drafted the guidance for off-payroll working. Public authorities planning to offer a temporary job to someone who works through their own intermediary (often their own company, but could also be a partnership or another person), need to decide whether the off-payroll working rules apply.

    11 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Period Poverty Project

    As you may be aware, the issue of period poverty has been brought to light recently following an article that was published in The Guardian which highlighted that some disadvantaged female pupils were unable to afford sanitary products and as a result were absent from school during their period.

    11 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • Information: barred check list for new members of academy trusts

    The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has extended the use of Employer Access Online, which is accessed via Secure Access.

    11 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • STRB's 27th report and draft STPCD 2017 consultation

    The School Teachers’ Review Body 27th Report: 2017 was published 10 July 2017 and contains the recommendations on how to apply the pay award for teachers, due to be implemented from September. The DfE has also published a draft revised copy of the STPCD.

    11 July 2017 - ADVICE

  • RAISEonline update

    The RAISEonline service will close on Monday 31 July. It is important that you save any data you need from RAISEonline such as school summary reports before this date.

    11 July 2017 - ADVICE

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