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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  • Workload reduction toolkit

    The DfE is developing a workload reduction toolkit to provide practical support to help governors, leaders, teachers and training providers remove unnecessary workload throughout their institutions.

    15 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) - free resources

    From September 2019, government legislation requires all secondary schools to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE or SRE). DO… collaboration, a group of leading RSE organisations and experts, has created a programme of free teaching resources for secondary schools.

    14 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Do you have any residential accommodation for 16-18 year-olds in your institution?

    The national minimum standards were last revised in 2002 and much has changed in the sector since then. The DfE is conducting a consultation on revising and updating the standards, with the aim of making it easier both for institutions and Ofsted, and to provide protection for students.

    14 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • National Citizen Service (NCS)

    The DfE has launched a new practical guide to help schools and colleges across the country further engage with NCS and find out more about its benefits for pupils.

    14 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

    The CIF round for 2018/19 is now open. Smaller MATs, standalone academies and sixth form colleges can apply to the CIF for capital funding.

    07 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Application rounds for Teaching Schools and National Leaders of Education

    The application rounds for Teaching Schools and National Leaders of Education opened on 1 November and will close at midnight, 7 December.

    07 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF)

    £100 million of revenue generated from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be used for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF). This fund is intended to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health by enhancing access to facilities such as dining facilities and sports facilities.

    07 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Download the new FFT/ASCL 2017 KS4 school dashboard

    Schools subscribing to FFT now have access to a full national analysis of their 2017 KS4 results. This year's reports include Attainment 8, Progress 8 and the new DfE 9-1 point score measures, together with results re-calculated from previous years.

    07 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • Level 3 Value Added (L3VA) ready reckoner

    The DfE is carrying out a survey about the L3VA ready reckoner. The L3VA ready reckoner is the tool the DfE provides to help schools and colleges calculate Level 3 value-added measures.

    07 November 2017 - ADVICE

  • 16-19 Funding Campaign

    In October 2017, the Sixth Form Colleges Association conducted an online survey of state schools (school sixth forms, academy sixth forms and free school sixth forms) and colleges (FE colleges and Sixth Form Colleges) in England.

    06 November 2017 - ADVICE

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