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  • The challenges of being a headteacher

    Advice September 2016

    National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Future Leaders Trust are undertaking new research on the challenges of being a headteacher.

  • Let Teachers SHINE national competition for teachers

    April 2016

    Do you know a teacher with an innovative idea to raise attainment? If so, they could win £15,000.

  • National Teaching Service

    Advice February 2016

    The National Teaching Service (NTS) has been created to recruit high performing teachers and middle leaders directly into schools in challenging circumstances that are struggling to recruit and retain high-quality teachers.

  • Primary assessments

    February 2016

    The DfE has announced that the deadline for primary schools to submit Key Stage 1 and 2 teacher assessments has been postponed to 30 June. Schools Minister Nick Gibb confirmed the change in response to concerns raised by the sector.

  • Know your Rights

    Leader article January 2016

    Academies have changed the landscape on employment and too often staff find themselves with fewer entitlements than expected, so study your contract before you sign, says Sara Ford.

  • Teacher Quality, Standards and Appraisal

    Guidance paper December 2015

    This guidance paper is for headteachers, principals, senior leaders and governors/trustees in maintained schools in England.

  • Routes into Teaching Training

    Advice December 2015

    In response to requests from school leaders and potential teachers ASCL has produced a simple guide on the current routes into teaching.

  • Summary of the Key Changes to the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2015 and 2014

    Guidance paper September 2015

    Pay progression linked to performance for all pay progression has been in place for all teaching staff since September 2013.

  • Continuous Professional Development and Learning

    Policy paper June 2015

    Continuous professional development and learning (CPDL) is the professional learning process that focuses on student outcomes and which staff (teachers and associate staff) undertake as a consequence of planned, differentiated and collaborative learning opportunities.

  • Reducing Teacher Workload: a Ten-Point Plan

    October 2014

    ASCL’s position is that we need a more sophisticated understanding and definition of unnecessary workload.

  • Guide to effective middle leadership

    Advice October 2014

    Effective leadership is a crucial factor in the success of a school. But how do you become a good middle leader, and what qualities and traits does the role require?

  • The perfect addition

    Leader article May 2014

    As more schools struggle to fill headship vacancies, business managers are successfully stepping up to leadership. Dorothy Lepkowska reports.

  • Revised School Business Management Competency Framework

    Advice March 2014

    This unique resource has now been updated and revised.