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ASCL is the leading trade union and professional association for school and college leaders

Over 19,000 leaders from primary, secondary and post-16 education are members of ASCL, including executive heads, principals, deputies, assistant heads and business managers.

As a school or college leader, you need information and advice relevant to your role. From financial management to understanding the latest Ofsted framework, ASCL gives you access to the very best professional advice through our publications, telephone hotline and legal support.

Benefits of becoming a member

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    Protection of a union that understands your role

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    Hotline staffed by experienced former school leaders seven days a week

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    Personalised local support from our regional teams

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    Expert legal advice and representation from ASCL’s own solicitors and specialist law firm

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    Specialist guidance from our team of education policy experts

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    Day-to-day support via our website, hotline, app and regular publications

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    Practical guidance and advice on the issues affecting education leadership today

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    Our acclaimed weekly news updates and Leader magazine

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    Member discounts on a comprehensive programme of CPD

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    Bespoke and in-house training available

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    CPD for every stage of your career

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    Leadership development opportunities covering all phases of education

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    Representation and a voice in national and local government policies

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    Exclusive member discounts for you and your school

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    Free personal insurance cover

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    Share good practice and ideas with a national network of colleagues

Choosing the right membership level

  • £ 15* per month

    *joining between September and December 2018. You will receive a reduced rate until 31 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • £ 14* per month

    *joining between September and December 2018. You will receive a reduced rate until 31 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • £ 19* per month

    *joining between September and December 2018. You will receive a reduced rate until 31 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • £ 23* per month

    *joining between September and December 2018. You will receive a reduced rate until 31 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • £ 23* per month

    *joining between September and December 2018. You will receive a reduced rate until 31 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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" I can honestly say that my membership dues have been some of the best money I have spent on myself professionally. "

Superb support - Member

" I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for a first class service throughout my time as a senior leader. "

First class service - Member

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If you are one of the first 100 members to join ASCL during August and your membership commences 1 September 2018, you will receive a £20 John Lewis voucher as a thank you for joining. Simply click here to apply online now and start your membership from 1 September. Plus with our latest new member offer you’ll receive discounted fees until 2020.

Offer ends 31 August 2018. Vouchers will be distributed during September 2018.


*This subscription offer is only available to persons who have not previously held ASCL membership. Normal monthly subscription rates for 2018 are as follows: assistant head/senior post holder - £21.75, business leader/bursar/finance director - £20, deputy head/vice principal - £27, head/principal/head of school - £32, executive head/leaders of academy chains/multi-academy trusts - £32. Offer finishes 31 December 2018. Please contact membership@ascl.org.uk for further details.

Prefer to join now?

New members joining between March and August 2018 will receive a special introductory offer of a reduced subscription rate until 31 December 2018.