ASCL in the news

ASCL’s views on education news, as reported in the media.

ASCL quoted in an article 'Whole FE sector backs our #SaveOurAdultEducation campaign'
27 March 2017
FE Week

Article by ASCL Director of Policy Leora Cruddas 'Why are ministers choosing to ignore all the excellent work going on in comprehensives?'
24 March 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'New GCSE grading system likely to cause confusion'
24 March 2017
Wolverhampton Press and Star and other regional papers

ASCL quoted in an article 'Who wants to be a teacher? Not enough graduates, that's for sure'
24 March 2017
Forbes Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Behaviour tsar calls for 'more muscular' school inclusion units'
24 March 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Drop in teacher training recruits revealed'
23 March 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL Annual Conference student hosts featured in article 'Education's future is looking bright thanks to these inspiring students'
22 March 2017
Times of Tunbridge Wells

ASCL quoted in an article 'Either the Prime Minister just lied at PMQs or she's accused teachers of lying'
22 March 2017
The Canary

ASCL qouted in an article 'North Yorkshire secondary schools 'consider cutting GCSE subjects' as over half face funding cuts'
22 March 2017
Yorkshire Post

Interview with ASCL Funding Specialist Julia Harnden
22 March 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live (57:10)

ASCL quoted in article 'Schools from 14 counties urge MPs to rethink funding cuts'
21 March 2017
Sky News

ASCL quoted in an article 'UK budget steps up attacks on education'
20 March 2017
World Socialist Web Site

Article about ASCL Immediate Past President Allan Foulds 'Bournside School's headteacher Allan Foulds to retire after 10 years at the helm'
20 March 2017
Gloucestershire Live

ASCL quoted in article 'Schools could lose funding equivalent to six teachers, report claims'
17 May 2017
ITV News

ASCL Annual Conference featured in article 'The moderate union that lost its cool'
17 March 2017 
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Half of English schools 'could see funding cuts of up to 11% per pupil'
17 March 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'All schools 'to face funding gap by 2020'
17 March 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Exclusive: Pressure from schools forces government to rethink Progress 8'
17 March 2017
TES

ASCL mentioned in TES editorial
17 March 2017

ASCL quoted in an article 'Pupils moved in GCSE year from maintained schools as much as MATs'
17 March 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Safety of millions of pupils at risk due to school cuts, councils warn'
16 March 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in three articles in Sec Ed
15 March 2017

Ofsted review to investigate narrowing of the curriculum
Education secretary promises action on recruitment and retention
Spring Budget: ‘A dereliction of duty’

ASCL quoted in an article 'Tory councils warn on school funding'
13 March 2017
BBC News Online

Malala Yousafzai's speech at ASCL Annual Conference 2017 quoted widely in national and regional media

13 March 2017
Time
BBC News Online
Metro

12 March 2017
Evening Standard
The Sun

11 March 2017
The Guardian
TES
Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
TES News
Daily Mail
BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 headlines

ASCL featured prominently in media coverage during ASCL Annual Conference 2017, particularly on 10 March in broadcast and print media. Coverage focused on the results of our member survey and Justine Greening's appearance at the conference.
10 March 2017

Justine Greening at ASCL Annual Conference
ITV News (+ video)
BBC News Online
Sky News
TES
Schools Week
TES
The Telegraph
iNews
The Mirror

Survey results highlighting funding crisis:

Features on BBC Breakfast, BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten (clips no longer available)

Interview with ASCL Vice President Carl Ward on BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show, BBC Two (17:36)

Features on ITV Evening News, ITV News at Ten

Interview with ASCL Interim General Secretary Malcolm Trobe on BBC World at One (07:30)

Interview with ASCL General Secretary Designate Geoff Barton
BBC Radio 5 Live (1:06:27)

BBC News Online
Schools Week
TES
Huffington Post
TES
Daily Mail 
Sky News
Daily Telegraph
Yorkshire Post
The Independent

Additional media coverage during Annual Conference:

'Headteachers sound alarm on budget's boost for grammar schools'
11 March 2017
The Guardian

'Teacher retention crisis sympton of 'broken system' Labour warns'
11 March 2017
TES

'Headteachers claim funding cuts will force schools to close early two days a week and cut A levels in music and French'
11 March 2017
Daily Mail

'Cuts could mean schools close early two days a week, say teachers'
11 March 2017
The Guardian

'Furious headteachers threaten to close schools early two days a week as funding cuts row escalates'
11 March 2017
The Sun

'Lower 11-plus pass mark for poorer pupils, government tells grammars'
11 March 2017
Schools Week

'All grammar schools will be forced to offer lower 11-plus pass marks to poorer children to counter claims of elitism'
11 March 2017
Daily Mail

'Rayner: Labour has 'will and vision' to improve education'
11 March 2017
Schools Week

'Mock Ofsteds are a waste of time, warns inspector'
10 March 2017
The Times

'Ofsted chief warns ministers' plans for more selection send a 'difficult message' on social mobility'
10 March 2017
TES

'Don't take decisions which harm other trusts, Carter warns academy leaders'
10 March 2017
Schools Week

'Ofsted to investigate schools 'gaming system' to move up league tables'
10 March 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article '‘T-levels’ aim to improve technical education and improve UK productivity'
8 March 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Budget 2017: Sector hails Hammond’s ‘breakthrough budget’ for skills'
8 March 2017
FE Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Budget ignores schools ‘on their knees’ in cash crisis, says NUT'
8 March 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted widely in national and local media following confusion of new GCSE grading system
7 March 2017
Daily Mail
The Guardian
Daily Telegraph
TES

General Secretary Designate Geoff Barton interviewed on Sky News about government announcement on investment in free schools in 8 March Budget (no clip available)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Headteachers take school funding anxieties to Twitter'
6 March 2017
BBC News Online

Article by ASCL Funding Specialist Julia Harnden 'National Funding Formula: Analysis and advice'
1 March 2017
SecEd

ASCL quoted widely in the local media in an article 'One in five children miss out on first choice of school'
1 March 2017
Daily Mail

ASCL quoted in an article 'Sex education to be compulsory in England’s schools'
1 March 2017
BBC News Online