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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  • Rise Above for Schools - new PHSE resources for schools

    Public Health England (PHE) has launched Rise Above for Schools, providing new PSHE resources to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16.

    19 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Educate and Celebrate Best Practice Award Programme 2017-18

    19 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment - 2017

    The DfE has launched the second in a series of aggregated procurements for schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices. Schools buying devices could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

    19 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Managing cases of infectious diseases in schools

    Public Health England has published a practical guide on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

    19 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Government response to primary assessment consultation

    Last week, the government released its response to the consultation on primary assessment. ASCL has produced a detailed summary for members.

    18 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Commission on Ethical Leadership - Moral DNA survey

    ASCL’s Commission on Ethical Leadership is a national project to help school and college leaders think about the basis upon which they make judgements in and about schools or colleges. We’re inviting all of our members to participate in a quick and interesting survey as part of our preparatory work.

    12 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Technical Award Update - certification for 2019

    There are a number of technical awards, which have not been approved for league table points, in the latest update of qualifications counting in the 2019 performance tables. The list was released at the beginning of September.

    12 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Suicide prevention guide

    The Charity, PAPYRUS, has developed a new suicide prevention guide for teachers and school staff, Building suicide-safer schools and colleges.

    12 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Reviews of marking: centre-assessed marks

    JCQ and its awarding body members (AQA, CCEA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC) have issued a reminder to centres that candidates must now be informed of their centre assessed marks (for example EPQ) so that they may request a review of the centre’s marking before marks are submitted to the awarding body.

    12 September 2017 - ADVICE

  • Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding

    The DfE has confirmed the arrangements for Year 7 Literacy and numeracy catch up funding for 2017 to 2018.

    06 September 2017 - ADVICE

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