Join Us – Full Membership

Who is eligible?

Full membership is open to any individual who is the head of an independent UK school which educates girls within a single-sex environment for all or part of the 4-18 age range. Your school must be fee-charging, in all or in part; your governing body must be a member of AGBIS; and you (the Head) must be a member of ASCL or NAHT.

NB. GSA carries out accreditation visits for all prospective members and requires you to provide an inspection report. It is a condition of membership that you attend the New Heads’ Induction course. If you are the Head of a diamond school, when you become a member whoever is in charge of girls’ education in your school is eligible for complimentary membership.

The benefits
  • Networking – a variety of opportunities to network with heads and others interested in educating girls
  • Heads’ Conference – book your place at our annual heads’ conference to be inspired by excellent speakers and network with other members from the UK and further afield
  • Access to GSA online hubs – fast communication with other members
  • Regular e-mails & briefing papers – with information on education, regulation etc
  • Membership certificate
  • Summer Briefing – a mid-year must for in-depth information about key changes in the education landscape
  • Publicity – your school will be listed in the Schools’ Directory on the GSA website with your own school page, school news and Twitter feed. You can also place items of genuine educational interest in the weekly GSA e-newsletter and submit vacancies for the GSA Jobs page on our website
  • Staff opportunities – involve your staff in subject-specific or role-specific events
  • Media advice – help with your media and communications challenges.
  • Secretariat support – information, guidance and help from a dedicated secretariat
  • Professional development – opportunities for heads and other members of your school team to meet and work collaboratively, sharing best practice and opportunities on a national, regional and special-interest basis
  • Good practice guidance – information and advice to encourage best practice
  • Appraisal resources – practical help for conducting and receiving appraisals
  • Student opportunities – involve your students in inter-school GSA events, tournaments etc
  • INSET and speaker inspiration – access to our list of GSA member-approved speakers and training providers
  • Regional meetings – meet heads and other key players to discuss issues close to home
  • Access to the GSA online member zone – information, advice and best practice
  • Pastoral visits – GSA representatives make individual visits to understand & support you
  • ISC membership – with induction and access to ISI, and NQT through ISTIP
  • Mentoring – receive 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Vote – at the GSA annual general meeting
  • Use of GSA logo

The fee for full membership is dependent upon the type and size of your school. Please contact us at / 0116 254 1619 for further information.

Annual subscriptions are invoiced at the start of each academic year and payable by BACS transfer.

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