Headteachers and Principals

"I've been a member since my first leadership role. Now being a head, I appreciate the support more than ever. It can be a lonely role so having somewhere to turn that offers confidential advice and reassurance is invaluable. I don't think that other unions offer the strategic information that you need as a head these days." Headteacher, Yorkshire

ASCL offers headteachers and principals from primary, secondary and post-16 education unique and unrivalled support, both as a professional association and a trade union.

Membership of ASCL provides:
  • dedicated experts on curriculum and assessment, inspection, funding, governance and more ready to provide you with advice and help when you need it
  • a confidential hotline to experienced school leadership advisers ready to help with school issues and personal employment concerns
  • management support with advice on issues including employing and managing staff plus confidential advice on personal employment issues and pensions
  • a team of highly experienced solicitors ready to support you should you find your employment at risk
  • local and regional teams trained to support you one-to-one and negotiate on your behalf practical resources to help you implement policy and develop your school or college, saving you time and ensuring your school(s) or college(s) are continually evolving
  • weekly updates of the latest news and analysis direct to your inbox, keeping you up to date with sector news an ongoing presence with government, ensuring your voice is represented with policy makers
  • first class CPD including ‘rapid response’ courses on emerging issues, conferences to support your professional and personal development and bespoke consultancy services tailored to the needs of your school or college

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