ASCL policy

ASCL believes that the key to making our schools and colleges world-class is a culture of trust and respect between politicians and the profession.

ASCL speaks with authority and influence on national and local government policies, and we work hard to campaign on our members’ behalf about the important issues affecting the future of our education system.

School and college leaders are committed to raising standards and want to lead a world-class education system with world-class schools. Huge strides are being made right across the system to continue to raise standards, with school and college leaders at the forefront.

ASCL’s vision for a world-class, self-improving education system, and the actions needed to achieve this, are set out in Leading the Way: A Blueprint for a Self-Improving System. This is ASCL’s overarching policy document. 

Policy papers provide more detail about specific aspects of policy and address their implications.

ASCL's position statements are regularly updated and respond to ongoing changes within the sector.

Our responses to consultations are provided here