The Association supports members on a range of issues (including HR, funding and industrial relations) through the provision of research, guidance and one to one advice.
We produce a number of publications to support Sixth Form Colleges, including the Directory of Sixth Form Colleges, Salaries and Numbers Survey and Working Time Arrangements Survey to name a few. Members can access these publications by logging in to the members’ area.
There are a number of events arranged for members every year; these include a Clerks' Conference, Curriculum and Quality Conference, Annual Employment Law Update and Information Systems Conference amongst others. We also hold a number of free workshops for members; we recently offered workshops on Ofsted inspection and the new funding methodology.
Advice and support on employment issues is also available to all members. The Association is the custodian and primary source of advice on all matters relating to the Conditions of Service handbook for teaching staff (The Red Book) and for support staff (The Lilac Book) in Sixth Form Colleges. The Association also conducts national negotiations with the recognised trade unions on pay and conditions for staff through its Teaching and Support Staff employers’ committees. The Association employs a dedicated Employment Issues Advisor who provides practical solutions to employment questions via telephone and email.