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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

What skills do school leavers need to thrive in employment?

Michelle Butterworth, Web Content Manager, Unifrog, talks about which skills should be nurtured.

Posted: 04/03/2019 11:46:48

What's so special about literacy?

Karen Wespieser, Director of Operations, Driver Youth Trust, writes about the importance of literacy.

Posted: 27/02/2019 11:41:10

Better together: Sharing expertise makes financial sense, but it's also the best way for the profession to learn

Denise Inwood, BlueSky Managing Director, believes collaboration is key.

Posted: 26/02/2019 11:20:51

ASCL's Women's NPQSL: Growing and Valuing our Women Leaders

Carol Jones, Chair, Leading Women's Alliance, introduces the first ASCL women-only, fully-accredited NPQSL.

Posted: 25/02/2019 11:13:41

Vocational qualifications in the sixth form: uncertainty, confusion or a brand new future?

Kevin Gilmartin
ASCL Post-16 and Colleges Specialist

Posted: 19/02/2019 11:10:48