Issue 131 - 2024 Summer term


The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is a leading professional body and trade union representing more than 25,000 members across the UK.

Our members include trust leaders, headteachers, principals, vice principals, deputy and assistant headteachers, and business leaders of state-funded and independent schools and colleges. They are responsible for the education of more than four million young people in more than 90% of secondary schools and colleges, and in an increasing number of primary schools.

We provide high-quality advice and support to our members, deliver first-class professional development, and we work to influence national education policy on behalf of children and young people.

Leader is informative, topical, challenging, professional and easy to read. ASCL members rely on it to keep them informed of Association business, the issues affecting leaders in education, and new ideas, strategies and products. The magazine’s content and design reflect ASCL’s status as the professional organisation representing leaders in all phases and sectors of education across the UK.

We speak on behalf of members. We act on behalf of children and young people.