Primary leaders

The primary education landscape is changing rapidly. School leaders are dealing with rising expectations and falling budgets, new accountability measures, changes to curriculum and assessment, decisions about how to become an academy or join formal partnerships, teacher shortages, concerns over workload – not to mention the day job of providing a high-quality education.

In addition to our excellent trade union support and professional association benefits, ASCL offers dedicated additional membership benefits for colleagues working in the primary sector including:

  • dedicated support from our primary leadership specialist

  • regular updates which tackle the important issues in primary education

  • a suite of practical guidance and advice created to support primary leaders

  • support for those moving into system leadership roles such as executive headteachers and MAT CEOs

  • information on the bigger picture of leadership, such as effective distributed leadership, smarter use of data, strategic financial planning and improving the quality of teaching

In February 2018 we published our report Sense and Accountability: Holding our primary schools to account for what matters most. Final report of the ASCL Primary Accountability Review. Our press release announcing the launch can be read here

Visit our blogs page to read more from our primary education specialist.

ASCL members also receive full access to our complete suite of guidance resources. For a preview of some of our most popular resources for primary leaders, follow the links below:

Primary assessment and accountability changes: what do they mean for your school?

Forming or Joining a Group of Schools: staying in control of your school’s destiny

Phonics: a guide to teaching reading in schools

Mathematics Teaching for Mastery

As an ASCL member, primary leaders have access to our full range of resources and support - find out more about membership.

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