ASCL in the News

A selection of ASCL’s views on education news, as reported in the media

Comment on summer schools
29 July
Interview with Julie MCCulloch
Times Radio (7.16am)
Tes
Daily Mail

Comment on exam grade pressures from parents
29 July
iNews
Daily Mail
Daily Mirror
Tes
Interview with Richard Bettsworth
Talk Radio (8.54am)

Comment on plans to scrap BTECs
29 July
Interview with Richard Bettsworth
BBC Radio Suffolk (7.10am)
Schools Week
FE Week
Tes
BBC News

Comment on pupil absences from school due to Covid
27 July
Tes
LBC News
Sky News
Telegraph

Shortage of BAME teachers in Wales
27 July
Interview with Eithne Hughes
BBC Radio Wales (8.18am)

'Dear teachers: you have been amazing' - blog by Geoff Barton
23 July
Tes

Comment on STRB publication of report on pay 
25 July
Guardian
23 July
Interview with Julie McCulloch
LBC (8.10am)
21 July
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Radio Kent (7.37am)
Tes
Guardian

Comment on CIF delays
21 July
Schools Week

Comment on latest school attendance figures 
21 July
Daily Mail
20 July
BBC News
Tes
Telegraph
Guardian
Daily Express
iNews

Comment on JCVI announcement on vaccinations plus test and trace arrangements
20 July
Guardian
Tes
19 July
FT
Tes
Interview with ASCL President Richard Sheriff
ITV News at Ten (10.19pm)

Comment on performance tables
19 July
Tes
Schools Week

'Has Gavin just insulted teachers and students?' - blog by Geoff Barton
16 July
Tes

Comment on AQA exam fee rebate
16 July
Tes
Schools Week

Comment on Covid plans for summer and autumn term
16 July
Tes
15 July
Evening Standard

Comment on ITT review
17 July
Schools Week
Tes
14 July
Tes

Call to open schools over summer holiday, or make staff available for exam boards
15 July
Telegraph
14 July
The Times
Schools Week

Increase in pupil's Covid-related anxiety
14 July
Tes

Increase in Covid-related school absences
18 July
Guardian
Independent
Daily Mirror
16 July
Tes
13 July
BBC News
Tes
Schools Week
Guardian
Independent
FT

Exams and appeals 2021
13 July
Tes
Telegraph
Daily Mirror

Vaccinations
17 July
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Breakfast (8.10am)
LBC (10.35am)
13 July
Tes

'6 ways to keep your cool during difficult conversations' - blog by Geoff Barton
12 July
Tes

Plans and consultation for exams, 2022
12 July
Guardian
Daily Mail
Independent
Schools Week
iNews
Tes

Later start for school children after Euro 2020 final
9 July
Tes
Metro

Link between higher GCSE grades and earnings
9 July
The Times
Tes

Lack of language teaching during lockdown
8 July
The Guardian

Extending school day
7 July
Guardian

School bubbles in autumn term and absences in summer term
10 July
FE Week
9 July
'Will we have unbridled Covid transmission in schools?' - blog by Geoff Barton
Tes
Schools Week
8 July
iNews
Telegraph
Ed Exec
7 July
Interview with Geoff Barton
Sky News (7.35am)
The Times
6 July
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC News (8.30pm)
Interview with Julie McCulloch
BBC East Midlands (6.35pm)
BBC News
Independent
Metro
Tes
5 July 
Interview with Geoff Barton 
BBC One Show (7.11pm)
Interview with ASCL President Richard Sheriff
LBC (8.08am)
Tes
Evening Standard
Ed Exec

Labour calls for government to set out plans for 2022 exams by September
5 July
Independent
iNews
Schools Week 

Articles following Gavin Williamson's calls for mobile phones to be banned in schools
5 July
Daily Mirror
3 July
The Guardian

Articles on Covid measures in schools
2 July
The Sun
The Guardian
Schools Week
Tes
1 July
The Guardian
The Times
New Stateman

'Scapegoating schools? This government is a shambles' - blog by Geoff Barton
2 July
Tes

Articles on 'fake positive Covid test' using orange juice
2 July
Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
1 July
iNews