Professional and legal support

Professional and legal support when you need it

At ASCL we understand that the role of leaders in schools and colleges is incredibly rewarding, however, it is also increasingly challenging.

Every year, ASCL supports our members with help and advice on a wide range of topics and issues.

In many cases, a call to our member hotline – staffed by experienced former school leaders – provides all the information and guidance required.

Sometimes, however, issues can be complex and take longer to resolve. In these cases, our regional and field officers, together with our specialist team, provide members with dedicated and more in-depth support, including input from our specialists and in-house legal team as appropriate.

Our service is impartial, confidential and available to all our members, ensuring the support you receive is in your own best interests.  

ASCL members have access to:

  • a confidential telephone hotline available seven days a week, able to offer support on issues such as the outcome of inspections and the threat of redundancy

  • one-to-one support from experienced school leaders who are trained to listen, suggest, coach and guide

  • local support from a network of regional and field officers who are active negotiators and will look after individual members’ interests

  • individual support if managing conflict with a colleague who is also an ASCL member

  • legal advice and support from our team of in-house solicitors who specialise in education leadership and employment law

  • support from one of the UK’s leading legal firms

To provide protection for your professional future, join ASCL today.

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