ASCL in the News

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

Articles on 'pausing' of daily Covid tests in schools
20 January
Interview with ASCL President Richard Sheriff
BBC Radio 5 Live (11.18am)
The Mirror
FT
Daily Mail
Tes
19 January
Daily Mail

Articles on possible school reopening
19 January
BBC News
The Guardian

Articles on school attendance figures during lockdown
19 January
Tes
Schools Week

Articles on vaccination of teaching staff and Covid testing
19 January
BBC Breakfast (interview with two ASCL member headteachers) 8.20am 
18 January
Tes
17 January
Wales Online
15 January
The Guardian

'We need to see the evidence for mass testing' - blog by Geoff Barton
15 January
Tes

Articles on proposals for exams, 2021
16 January
The Independent
The Guardian
15 January
BBC News
Tes
Daily Mail
iNews
14 January
Tes

Articles on 'unacceptable' contents of food parcels and free school meals programme
14 January
FE News
The Times
13 January
Evening Standard
12 January
The Independent

Articles on 'patchy' online education and digital equipment provided to disadvantaged pupils
16 January
The Independent
14 January
Tes
12 January
BBC News
The Independent
Daily Mirror

Article on whether students in Wales should retake a whole year 
11 January
Wales Online

Articles on Ofsted's plans for safe school visits during Covid
11 January
Tes
Schools Week

Article on National Tutoring Programme falling behind schedule
11 January
Schools Week

Articles on IGCSE exams going ahead
8 January
BBC News
Tes

Articles on increase in pupil attendance during lockdown
12 January
The Independent
9 January
Daily Mirror
Daily Mail
8 January
BBC News Channel - interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast - interview with Julie McCulloch (07.23)
BBC News
7 January
ITV News
The Independent

Interview with ASCL Cymru Director Eithne Hughes on restricted opening of schools in Wales
8 January
BBC Radio Wales (5.11pm)

'Why this dereliction of duty stretches beyond the DfE' - blog by Geoff Barton
8 January
Tes

Articles following Education Secretary announcement for parents to report schools to Ofsted 
6 January
Daily Telegraph
Daily Mail

Interviews and articles following decision on exams for 2021
7 January
Tes
Schools Week
BBC News
Mail Online
Financial Times
iNews
6 January
Interview with Geoff Barton
ITV Good Morning Britain (6.10)
BBC News Channel (2.40pm)
ASCL President Richard Sheriff on panel Sky News (2.30pm)
Evening Standard
Northern Ireland - ITV News
The Guardian 
5 January
TES (BTECs)
Daily Mirror
ITV News (BTECs) 
TES (GCSEs)
4 January
iNews

Articles on providing remote education in lockdown
6 January 
Wales Online

Articles and interviews following announcement of national lockdown and school closures
6 January
ITV News
5 January
BBC News
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Breakfast 
4 January
Mail Online
The Guardian
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Breakfast
The Independent