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  • Commission on Ethical Leadership - Moral DNA survey

    Advice September 2017

    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.

  • Vacancies: Ofqual and Ofsted Board members

    Advice August 2017

    The Secretary of State for Education is seeking to appoint up to five members to the Board of Ofqual and up to four members to the Board of Ofsted.

  • 2017 Headteacher board elections: nominations now open

    Advice July 2017

    Headteacher board (HTB) elections are being held across the eight Regional Schools Commissioner regions. HTBs were established in 2014 to advise and challenge the RSCs on the decisions they take, and provide an opportunity for the sector to help shape the school system in their region.

  • Girls' schools launch new leadership scheme to develop women headteachers

    Advice July 2017

    If you want to step up into a more senior role, but feel you don’t have the skills, this new leadership mentoring scheme may be for you. State and independent girls’ schools are working together to encourage women into top jobs.

  • Clerking Competency Framework

    Advice April 2017

    The government has published a Clerking Competency Framework, which sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to school and academy governing boards.

  • STEM insight

    Advice March 2017

    The National STEM Learning Network offers a unique STEM Insight programme for staff in schools and colleges to experience STEM-related work in industrial or university settings. Candidates take part in a placement, supported by face-to-face and online CPD.

  • Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund

    Advice February 2017

    The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund is a three-year investment worth £75 million, which will provide funding for professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders.

  • CPD for School Business Leaders and School Business Managers

    Advice February 2017

    CPD for school business leaders and managers is changing. The traditional suite of programmes now known as Level 4 and 5 Diplomas in School Business Management continue to be made available by a range of national providers.

  • Are you interested in delivering the new National Professional Qualifications?

    Advice January 2017

    The DfE and National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is hosting a series of information events for schools and other organisations interested in applying for accreditation to deliver one or more of the new National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).

  • Returners Engagement Programme

    Advice January 2017

    NCTL is also inviting school partnerships to become a Returners Engagement Programme pilot school. The programme is available to former teachers wishing to return to mathematics, physics, or a modern foreign language in the North West and South East.

  • Nominate for the Teaching Leaders programme: Leadership development that changes lives

    Advice January 2017

    Ambition School Leadership is a charity working with leaders at all levels, from aspiring middle leaders to executive headteachers. Teaching Leaders, its programme for high-potential middle leaders, is now open for applications.

  • Women Leading in Education: coach directory

    Advice January 2017

    A leadership coaching pledge is one of the measures announced by government to support women in teaching. In conjunction, the National College for Teaching and Leadership has published a Women Leading in Education: coach directory.

  • Leading Women's Alliance Summit 2017

    Advice November 2016

    ASCL is delighted to be supporting the second Leading Women’s Alliance Summit, Seizing Opportunities – Leading Women to Headship and Beyond.

  • Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund: for school-led programmes

    Advice September 2016

    The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is inviting lead schools, on behalf of groups or alliances of schools to apply for grant funding to design and deliver leadership programmes.

  • New National Leader of Education application round

    Advice September 2016

    The new application round for National Leaders of Education is now open until 5pm on Friday 23 September.

  • Education and Islam

    Advice August 2016

    Videos and information on education and Islam following Sir Michael Barber's plenary session at the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2016.

  • Mutual friends: independent and state school partnerships

    Leader article June 2016

    A new website is helping to highlight good practice in independent and state school partnerships and encouraging others to get involved. Members of the Independent State Schools Partnership (ISSP) Forum Deborah Leek-Bailey and Julie Robinson explain the thinking.

  • National Citizen Service - summer employment opportunities in Swindon

    Advice May 2016

    National Citizen Service (NCS) is the government’s skills development and citizenship programme for Year 11 and 12 students. Learn By Design delivers this programme in Swindon, among other areas of England, during July and August.

  • National Leaders of Education and National Support School

    Advice May 2016

    The application round for National Leaders of Education and National Support School (NLE/NSS) designation will open on 16 May and close on 16 June.

  • Win £10,000 with the London Teachers Innovation Fund

    Advice April 2016

    The London Teachers Innovation Fund is open to any London teachers to apply for up to £10,000. Teachers will work with subject experts from universities, businesses, and subject associations to create teaching strategies and resources to raise the attainment and accelerate the progress of their stud

  • 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.

  • Bridging the gap

    Leader article March 2016

    The Careers & Enterprise Company is bringing schools and businesses together to get young people work-ready before they embark on the job search, says its Chief Executive Officer Claudia Harris.

  • 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.

  • Ofqual recruiting subject experts

    Advice January 2016

    The opportunity to be involved with crucial pieces of work such as the current reform of GCSEs and A and AS levels and the continuing improvement of vocational qualifications is not one to be passed up, with this sort of work frequently seen by experts as excellent CPD.

  • The Big Staff Meeting – take half an hour and have your say!

    Advice January 2016

    Teachers from all phases and stages are being asked to put aside half an hour to take part in The Big Staff Meeting.

  • 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.