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  • UCAS vacancy for a trustee who is a senior leader in secondary education

    Advice April 2019

    The UCAS Board is looking to appoint someone who is a leader in the secondary education sector. This could be a headteacher but might also be someone who holds another leadership position, for example, in a multi-academy trust or representative body.

  • New DfE teacher recruitment service

    Advice April 2019

    The DfE has launched a free web service, Teaching Vacancies, for schools to advertise their vacancies.

  • Become a Chartered Educational Assessor

    Advice February 2019

    The role of the Chartered Educational Assessor (CEA) is to quality assure the assessment policies, procedures and processes that schools, colleges, or MATs use. This CEA training programme supports professionals engaged in assessment across multiple subject contexts.

  • Funding for the teachers' pay grant and increases in employer contributions to the teachers' pension scheme

    Advice March 2019

    The teachers’ pay award for 2018/19 is to be funded until March 2020. The employers’ contributions to teachers’ pensions are due to increase from the current 16.48% to c23.6%, with effect from 1 September 2019. The government has committed to funding this increase for the financial year 2019/20.

  • Guidance for employers from ISBL

    Advice May 2019

    The Institute of School Business Leadership has released new guidance for headteachers and governors, to support them in utilising the school business leadership professional standards in the recruitment and retention of school business leaders.

  • Fair shares - business leadership

    Leader article June 2019

    ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett has compiled a list of FAQs on Ofsted's 2019 Education Inspection Framework.

  • Pension grant methodology

    Advice May 2019

    The DfE has calculated that the increase in employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) from September 2019 to March 2020 will be £848 million and has released information about the grant and a Supplementary Fund.

  • Pay and pensions grants

    Advice March 2019

    Academies will continue to receive pay and pensions grants until August 2020 because they are funded on an academic year basis.

  • Submission of supplementary evidence to the STRB

    Advice February 2019

    Following consideration of the evidence of other statutory consultees, we have now submitted our supplementary evidence to the STRB. ASCL refutes the claim that a 2% increase is affordable by schools, made by the DfE in its submission, and we have provided evidence to support this.