Association of School and College Leaders

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is a leading professional body representing about 19,000 school and college leaders in all phases across the UK. 

Our members are responsible for the education of more than four million young people. ASCL works to shape national education policy, provides advice and support to members and delivers first-class professional development.

Inspired by a vision of high quality education for all young people, ASCL aims to be the first choice professional body for all school, college and system leaders.

We will achieve this through:

  • offering advice, guidance and best practice
  • providing members with legal support and full trade union representation
  • shaping and influencing policy
  • delivering high quality professional development for the education sector

A new website is being prepared which will provide easier navigation to the research aspect of ASCL . This links to the general ASCL website 

Here is a link to ASCL’s paper on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice
which advocates an Evidence Centre for Education.

Contact: Kevin Gilmartin | Post-16 & Colleges Specialist