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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  • School Immersion Programme, 2018

    ASCL is continuing to work with the DfE to develop the School Immersion Programme (SIP). Collaborating with schools and colleges throughout England and Wales, this is an established initiative aimed at providing DfE staff with first-hand experience of school and college life.

    20 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • Asbestos Management Guidance

    ASCL Cymru have received notice that the Welsh Government is undertaking a review of the guidance available to schools on Asbestos Management.

    19 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • 2018 to 2019 academy general annual grant allocations

    The ESFA has begun the process of uploading academy funding allocations for 2018/19 to the Information Exchange. Allocations for academies that opened before, or on 1 January 2018, will appear by the end of March 2018.

    15 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • 16 to 19 discretionary bursary and extended work placements funding

    The ESFA is making additional 16 to 19 bursary funding available to institutions that are delivering extended work placements in the 2018 to 2019 academic year with the Capacity and Delivery Fund.

    15 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • Fraud alert

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is reporting increased activity in recent weeks where schools are being targeted by fraudsters. This has resulted in substantial financial losses for several schools that have fallen victim to this type of fraud.

    15 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • Year 7 catch-up premium 2017 to 2018

    The Year 7 catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

    15 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • 16 to 19 funding: advanced maths premium

    The DfE has published information about the new advanced maths premium on GOV.UK. The advanced maths premium is paid at a set rate of £600 per year, per additional student, for one or two years, depending on the type and size of qualification studied.

    15 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • Would your students know what to do if someone's heart suddenly stops beating?

    The Resuscitation Council (UK) is determined to teach young people essential life-saving skills through Lifesaver – a free film-in-a-game that allows viewers to step into an emergency situation and learn crucial life-saving skills.

    06 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • Teacher Development Fund - now open for applications

    The Teacher Development Fund is now open for applications. The fund supports delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in primary schools, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum.

    06 March 2018 - ADVICE

  • STEM careers showcase

    On 24 May 2018, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is holding a STEM Careers Showcase specifically for girls aged from 11-15 years.

    06 March 2018 - ADVICE

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