The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is a professional body which speaks exclusively for secondary school and college leaders. Its membership nationwide includes more than 14,000 secondary school and college leaders, including heads, principals, deputies, vice-principals, assistant heads, bursars and business managers. Under the leadership of its General Secretary, Dr John Dunford, the Association has gained the respect of both the government and the media and is routinely consulted by both on current issues in education. The Northern Ireland branch of ASCL is an integral part the national association, its members enjoying the same status, support and services as colleagues nationwide.
In Northern Ireland the association has over 170 members in more than 80 schools, the total enrolment of which equates to some 45 per cent of all pupils in secondary education and includes some of the largest schools in the Province. While most of our members work in Voluntary and Controlled Grammar Schools, a growing number of school leaders from the other sectors of secondary education in the Province are also in the association. As a branch of the national association ASCLNI is able to contribute independently to the debate on education in the Province on behalf of its members and the children it serves.
ASCL Northern Ireland is managed by an executive committee of 14 persons, drawn from the membership of the association in the Province. The president, who is elected to serve for a two year period may be a school principal, or vice-principal or any other serving member of the association. Members also have the support of a regional officer, appointed by ASCL head office to service the executive committee and assist members when necessary as a trade union official. The current regional officer is a retired principal and former president of the association.
To ASCLNI's mission statement, please click here.
Mr Alan Dalton, Principal, Strangford Integrated College, Carrowdore, Newtownards, Co Down BT22 2GB Tel 028 9186 1199 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr David Knox, Principal, Ballyclare High School, 31 Rashee Road, Ballyclare, Co Antrim, BT39 9HJ Tel 028 9332 2244 email email@example.com
Mr Jim McBain, 31 Georgian Villas, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0AT Tel 028 8224 0324 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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