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Girls in STEM

Emma Tonkin, Content and Marketing Lead at ASCL Preferred Supplier Unifrog, highlights some of the findings from their Horizons report, in particular the progress made in closing the gender gap in STEM subjects. 

Posted: 23/01/2020 12:15:14
  • Inclusion
  • Curriculum
  • Post-16
  • FE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • T Levels

LGBTQ+ in education

Hannah Jepson, Co-founder and Director of LGBTed, shares her thoughts on the importance of role models from the LGBTQ+ community in education - for staff and students.

Posted: 20/01/2020 09:24:09
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Pastoral
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health

What does diverse leadership mean to you?

ASCL Business Leadership Specialist Hayley Dunn considers reflects on what diverse leadership means to her, and to the role of business leader  

Posted: 20/12/2019 15:55:12
  • Leadership
  • Employment
  • Inclusion
  • Business Leadership
  • Diversity

A look back at NFER research in the past year

Chief Executive Carole Willis reviews some of the research and analysis carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) in 2019.

Posted: 18/12/2019 15:59:28
  • Leadership
  • Jobs
  • Employment
  • Post-16
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Data
  • Workload
  • T Levels

School leadership is getting more diverse - but not quickly enough

ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch looks at the ongoing issues around equality, diversity and inclusion in school leadership - and what ASCL is doing to open more doors.

Posted: 16/12/2019 10:08:14
  • Leadership
  • Jobs
  • Equalities
  • Inclusion
  • Teaching
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Professional Development

ASCL Annual Conference 2020: What's in it for me?

ASCL Annual Conference provides excellent CPD opportunities for current and aspiring leaders in all phases of education - but don't just take our word for it. Here we share the thoughts of a primary headteacher, an assistant headteacher in a secondary school and a leader in post-16 education and what they got out of ASCL Annual Conference 2019.

Posted: 12/12/2019 15:25:21
  • Leadership
  • ASCL
  • Post-16
  • FE
  • Primary
  • Business Leadership
  • Career Progression
  • Professional Development
  • CPD

How can we provide effective safeguarding for children with EAL?

How can we ensure the safeguarding children learning EAL receives is as effective as possible? In this blog, ASCL Preferred Supplier FlashAcademy® shares information and ideas.

Posted: 09/12/2019 14:29:16
  • Preferred Supplier
  • Learning
  • Curriculum
  • Safeguarding
  • EAL

ASCL collaborates with the IoE on a new project to improve teachers' job satisfaction and retention

Sam Sims, Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Education, outlines an innovative new joint project with ASCL to measure and improve teachers' job satisfaction and retention rates.
 

Posted: 27/11/2019 14:20:59
  • Leadership
  • Projects
  • Jobs
  • Conditions
  • Employment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Workload

Days in the Life of ICFP: Comparing notes

In this series of blogs, ASCL consultant Sam Ellis outlines aspects of ICFP and provides spreadsheets that can be developed by users to suit their own situation. This is his third blog in the series.

Posted: 26/11/2019 11:51:19
  • Funding
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson planning
  • Timetabling

"Nothing worth achieving comes easy"

Headteacher Gareth Burton shares his experiences of leadership, from his first applications for deputy headship to what makes an effective headteacher. 
 

Posted: 12/11/2019 11:58:09

Curriculum Change: A new paradigm of progress

ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett considers the question 'what is progress?' when it comes to assessing pupils' learning. 

Posted: 22/10/2019 08:53:43

Transformative leadership - transforming outcomes

Emma Tonkin, Content and Marketing Lead at ASCL Preferred Supplier Unifrog shares their views and findings on transformative leadership, and how teaching can play a key role in helping students to broaden their horizons and realise their ambitions. 

Posted: 14/10/2019 11:59:57

Exam Malpractice Commission

Former ASCL general secretary, John Dunford, writes about the Commission on Examination Malpractice, which he chaired, and which reported in September 2019.

Posted: 07/10/2019 09:28:13
  • Assessment
  • Accountability
  • Examinations
  • GCSE
  • A Levels
  • AS Levels
  • SEND
  • BTEC
  • T Levels
  • Ofqual

Blog: Days in the Life of ICFP, Part Two

Days in the Life of Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP)
In this new series of blogs, ASCL consultant Sam Ellis will outline aspects of ICFP and provide spreadsheets that can be developed by users to suit their own situation. This is his second blog in the series.

Part One: Reality dawns, can be read here
 

Posted: 25/09/2019 09:32:50

Blog: Days in the Life of ICFP, Part One

In this new series of blogs, ASCL consultant Sam Ellis will outline aspects of ICFP and provide spreadsheets that can be developed by users to suit their own situation.
 

Posted: 04/09/2019 12:42:58

Time for a sea change in education funding

Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist, writes about the need for change in education funding.

Posted: 25/07/2019 12:36:15

Getting Started for New Data Managers

Rebecca St. John, School Data Consultant and Trainer, talks about the impact of the role of data manager

Posted: 22/05/2019 12:49:30

An update on the Ethical Leadership Commission

Carolyn Roberts, Headteacher,Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich, and Ethical Leadership Commission Chair, gives an update of what has happened since the launch of Navigating the Moral Maze

Posted: 18/04/2019 12:39:16

Architects of the Future: What's on the business leadership horizon and how can we prepare?

Hayley Dunn, ASCL Business Leadership Specialist, talks about research and development and revolutionary change

Posted: 11/04/2019 11:59:19

Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP shares key themes from his ASCL Annual Conference 2019 address

Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, discusses tackling workload, early careers and flexible working and wellbeing.

Posted: 05/04/2019 11:52:32