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  • Making allowances?

    Leader article July 2015

    Pay rises could push you over the tax relief limit and into trouble with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) so check your position, warns Stephen Casey.

  • The taxman cometh

    Leader article September 2015

    Changes to the Lifetime Allowances limit are likely to mean more of us paying tax on our pensions, says Stephen Casey.

  • Know your numbers

    Leader article July 2015

    Pay progression data can reveal hidden – possibly discriminatory – trends, so it is vital to study it carefully, says Sara Ford.

  • Retiring thoughts - pensions

    Leader article April 2015

    Stephen Casey and David Binnie highlight the changes in the pipeline for teacher pensions.

  • Fair shares - business leadership

    Leader article April 2015

    ASCL has drawn up new guidance encouraging schools and local authorities (LAs) to pay school business leaders and school business managers at a rate that reflects their role in school leadership.

  • Taking the next step? Aspiring to headship

    Leader article April 2015

    Headship is potentially as rewarding as it is busy, so don’t let the scale of the job put you off.

  • Turning the tide

    Leader article September 2015

    The number of women deputy and assistant heads is growing but if they are to aspire to headship realistically, the profession needs to offer them more targeted career support and development now, says Carol Jones

  • A perfect storm?

    Leader article July 2015

    A 5 per cent hike in costs in the next 18 months will put all schools under more pressure, but an unequal funding system is exacerbating the problems for some. Members need to take action now, reports Julie Nightingale.