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Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

About ASCL

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is the only professional association and trade union in Britain to speak exclusively for secondary school and college leaders. ASCL represents nearly 17,000 members, including secondary heads, deputy heads, assistant heads, bursars and business managers, college principals, vice-principals and others with whole school/college responsibility. The association is also closely affiliated with and represents members of the Principals’ Professional Council (PPC). 

ASCL’s greatest strength is that it is run by members for members. It represents members’ views and concerns at the highest levels of government through its Council and network of education specialists.

Support and services

ASCL members receive legal cover and support, access to advice through a telephone hotline, guidance and resource materials, updates on the latest education news and commercial discounts. ASCL also offers an extensive programme of professional development courses.

While the PPC is affiliated with ASCL, the PPC still remains an independent body which represents the interests and viewpoints of Further Education (FE) Principals and senior postholders, providing guidance to its members on a wide range of issues.  As well as support from ASCL, PPC members can also receive advice directly through experienced Principals and caseworkers covering all aspects of work in Further Education.

Contact details

Please use the contact information below to get in touch with ASCL and find out more about the services available:

Keep up to date

  • Keep up to date with the latest news from ASCL with our weekly email newsletter when you register with ASCL or find out the latest through our magazine Leader. ASCL members rely on the magazine to keep them informed of association business, the issues affecting leaders in education, and new ideas, strategies and products.
  • ASCL also produces College Matters a monthly email newsletter for members from Further Education.
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