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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  • Employer dress codes

    The government has published new guidance on dress codes. The guidance comes from the back of an inquiry following a petition in 2016.

    22 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • FE and Skills Inspection Handbook

    Ofsted has now updated its inspection handbook. Key changes include the provision that providers judged ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness at their most recent inspection will now usually be inspected within five years.

    18 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • Ramadan - Primary School Leaders' Advice Line

    The Association of Muslim Schools and the Muslim Teachers Association, in association with ASCL, have set up a helpline for primary school leaders who have further questions about Ramadan which would affect their pupils.

    15 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • The Great Get Together 2018

    From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June, The Great Get Together will be taking place across the country and schools are being urged to take part with a special assembly on Friday 22 June.

    15 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • National Cyber Security Centre CyberFirst courses

    The National Cyber Security Centre is running free, short residential and non-residential CyberFirst courses this summer for 14 to 17 year-olds, designed to introduce young people to the world of cyber security.

    15 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • Free school meals guidance

    The DfE has published guidance for schools and local authorities which sets out the updated criteria used to determine which pupils are entitled to free school meals from 1 April 2018. This reflects the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits.

    08 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • Celebrate equality

    Join people from all over the country to celebrate 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928, which gave all men and women over 21 the equal right to vote. Invite your community to share, debate, and celebrate what equality means to you and get your free EqualiTeas host pack.

    08 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • Resources to help tackle extremism

    Free resources for schools are available from Extreme Dialogue UK to help give students and teachers the confidence to develop critical thinking and resilience, and to take part in challenging conversations about all forms of extremism.

    08 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • Educating young people about Islamophobia

    Equaliteach, an organisation specialising in equality training, has produced resources, including worksheets, lesson plans and videos, for both primary and secondary teachers to work with young people and educate them about Islamophobia.

    08 May 2018 - ADVICE

  • NCS Showcase events

    NCS is inviting schools and colleges to come along to one of its showcase events for its 2020 programme. NCS is a not-for-profit-organisation which has supported more than 400,000 young people to help build their self-confidence and belief, and learn new skills for life and work.

    01 May 2018 - ADVICE

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