Full

Who is eligible?

Full membership is open to any individual who is the head of an independent UK or Channel Islands school which educates girls within a single-sex environment for all or part of the 4-18 age range and is prepared to run their school by the high standards our Code of Conduct requires. 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.

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
  • All Full members are automatically entitled to Emeritus membership upon retirement
  • More benefits

    • 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

Fee

The fee for full membership is dependent upon the type and size of your school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Carroll, Membership Director on 0116 254 1619 or email us at office@gsa.uk.com.

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

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Associate

Who is eligible?

Associate membership is open to any UK resident who has a significant interest in the education of girls and is not eligible for Full membership. For example, you may be the Head or senior leader of a UK school (state or independent, junior or senior), working in higher education, in charge of your organisation’s education liaison or recruitment programme, an education consultant, a retired Full member of GSA, or anyone else with a legitimate interest in the education of girls.

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
  • More benefits

    • 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; there is a fee for Associate members to attend
    • Publicity – you can choose to be listed as an Associate Member on our website and can place up to two items, of genuine educational interest, per year in the weekly GSA e-newsletter. You can also submit vacancies for the GSA Jobs page on our website
    • Staff opportunities – involve your staff in subject-specific or role-specific events
    • Media advice – you can request advice to help with your media and communications challenges
    • Secretariat support – you can ask for information and guidance from our 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. NB some events are only open to Full members
    • Student opportunities – involve your students in inter-school GSA events, tournaments etc
    • Regional meetings – meet heads and other key players to discuss issues close to home. NB some agenda items may be restricted to Full members
    • Good practice guidance – information and advice to encourage best practice
    • Appraisal resources – practical help for conducting and receiving appraisals
    • INSET and speaker inspiration – access to our list of GSA member- approved speakers and training providers
    • Access to the GSA online member zone information, advice and best practice

Fee

The fee for Associate membership of the Girls’ Schools Association is £449 per annum.

The year runs September to August. Fees are subject to change, in which case prior notice will be given.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Carroll, Membership Director on 0116 254 1619 or email us at office@gsa.uk.com.

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

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International

Who is eligible?

International membership is open to any individual who meets the criteria for either Full or Associate Membership but is ordinarily resident outside the United Kingdom.

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
  • More benefits

    • 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; there is a modest fee for International members
    • Publicity – you can choose to be listed as an International Member on our website and can place up to two items, of genuine educational interest, per year in the weekly
    • GSA e-newsletter. You can also submit vacancies for the GSA Jobs page on our website
    • Staff opportunities – involve your staff in subject-specific or role-specific events
    • Professional development – opportunities for heads and other members of your school team to work collaboratively, sharing best practice and opportunities

Fee

The fee for International membership of the Girls’ Schools Association is £449 per annum.

The year runs September to August. Fees are subject to change, in which case prior notice will be given.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Carroll, Membership Director on 0116 254 1619 or email us at office@gsa.uk.com.

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

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