The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is the first-choice trade union and professional association for all leaders. With over 19,000 members from primary, secondary and post-16 education we are proud to represent and support:
- Executive Headteachers
- MAT CEOs
- Deputy Heads
- Vice Principals
- Assistant Headteachers
- Business Managers/Leaders
- Finance Directors
- Senior leaders in trust central offices
- Leaders with strategic responsibility for data, curriculum, literacy etc across multiple schools
You do not have to be a member of the senior leadership team to join ASCL, if you have whole school or cross-trust strategic responsibility we would be delighted to welcome you as a member.
The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. We work to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) brings together the existing responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA), creating a single funding agency accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults. ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
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The Association can trace its origins to local group meetings in the early 1990s. Bursars began to emerge in the state sector as a result of the new autonomy enjoyed by schools awarded grant-maintained status. In 1994, a meeting of like-minded bursars led to a resolution to promote national participation in an organisation dedicated to representing the profession.
In 1997, the National Bursars Association Ltd was formally incorporated in response to an increasing demand for a more formal representative body.
In 2008, the association commissioned a rebrand exercise and made a conscious move away from the term ‘bursar’ to reflect the broader responsibilities and complexity of school business management. The National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) was born.
The move to become the Institute of School Business Leadership, in 2017, is firmly rooted in this same key principle which saw the emergence of the organisation over 20 years ago.
NAHT is the definitive voice of school leaders. Alongside our members, we work to create a better education system for both educationalists and students alike. We represent school leaders working within a number of different areas of the education sector, and our members include head teachers, deputy and assistant heads, school business leaders, special educational needs coordinators, virtual school heads and leaders of outdoor education centres.
NAHT is democratically run and supports its members through offering unparalleled protection and representation. We are committed to developing the profession through the excellent training opportunities we offer, and we use our highly-respected collective voice to influence the policy decisions of government.
nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992.
We support thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current.
nasen is committed to providing an excellent range of professional development opportunities by offering the latest news and information, to support practitioners in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people.
The National Governance Association is the national membership organisation for state-funded school governors and trustees in England.
We aim to represent school governors and trustees from all state funded schools in England; including those from LA maintained schools and academies.We are an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. The NGA is not aligned to any political party; we work closely with, and lobby, government and the major educational bodies to ensure that the views of governors and trustees are fully represented in the national arena.
The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) is the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England advocating for, connecting and supporting executive and governance leaders. When your Trust joins the CST, we will support the executive team, the trustees and the trust board as a corporate entity.
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