ASCL in the News

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

Interviews ahead of reopening of primary schools to more pupils
31 May
Interview with Geoff Barton
LBC’s Nigel Farage Show (37.39)
Interview with ASCL Director of Public Relations Richard Bettsworth
Talk Radio (10.49.01)
29 May
BBC East Midlands Today (03.30)
BBC Merseyside (1.09.10)
BBC Stoke (1.31.28)
BBC Radio Berkshire (1.53.48)
28 May
BBC Radio Surrey (2.12.18)

ASCL comment in articles on wider opening of schools
31 May 
The Observer
The Sunday Times
29 May 
Blog by Geoff Barton: School reopenings: Mental health must be a top priority
TES
Wales Online
27 May
Eastern Daily Press
British Medical Journal

ASCL comment in an article on no refunds for PGL school trips 
29 May
The Times

ASCL comment in articles on figures highlighting increased drug use among children 
30 May 
East Anglian Daily Times
28 May
Daily Mirror
Daily Mail
Police Professional
Lancashire Live

ASCL comment in article on free laptop scheme
27 May 
TES

ASCL comment in article on 'elite' universities requests for student data
27 May
TES

ASCL Cymru comment in articles on wider opening of schools in Wales
27 May 
North Wales Live
Wales Online

ASCL comment in article on access targets for disadvantaged students
27 May
Express & Star 

ASCL comment in articles on wider opening of schools and colleges 
27 May
Evening Standard
Bristol Live
26 May 
Evening Standard
BBC News
Daily Telegraph

ASCL comment in articles on research showing numbers of young people achiving good GCSEs by 19
30 May
Southend Standard
27 May
Blackpool Gazette
25 May 
Falmouth Packet
Northamptonshire Telegraph
Scarborough News

ASCL comment on articles on reopening schools
24 May 
The Guardian
Schools Week
Daily Telegraph
TES
The Sun
TES
Daily Mail

ASCL comment in article on ex-Ofsted chief warning summer holidays may be cancelled
24 May
BBC News

ASCL comment in articles on exam results and taking exams later in year
24 May 
Ledbury Reporter 
22 May 
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Evening Standard
Yorkshire Evening Post
21 May
TES

Blog by Geoff Barton - School reopening: ‘I worry this mess isn’t an accident’
22 May
TES

ASCL comment in articles on safety of school reopenings
22 May 
BBC News
The Guardian
TES
This is London 
Schools Week
Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC News Channel (track back to 0920)
Sky News (track back to 0720)
21 May
The Guardian
TES
York Press
BBC News

Interviews following publication of scientific evidence
22 May
Geoff Barton 
BBC Radio 5 Live (2.38.15)
ASCL President Rachael Warwick
BBC Radio 5 Live (42.50)

ASCL comment in article on deployment of social workers in schools to identify neglect
21 May
TES

Interview with Director of Policy Julie McCulloch on track and trace system
21 May
Talk Radio (begins 07.51.20)

Article by  Immediate Past President Richard Sheriff: My teachers are ready to get back to work and cannot wait to see children back in our schools
20 May 
The Sun

Interviews with Geoff Barton on reopening of schools
19 May 
BBC East of England live feed, BBC News
BBC Look East (13.30)

Blog by Geoff Barton - A judgement call like no other
19 May 
SecEd

ASCL comment in articles on reopening of schools
19 May
The Sun 
Swindon Advertiser
18 May
The Guardian
iNews
Schools Week
The Sun
Children & Young People Now
Yorkshire Post

Series of interviews undertaken by Geoff Barton, Julie McCulloch and Richard Bettsworth on schools reopening 
15 May 
Geoff Barton
R5 Live (1.40.00)
BBC News Channel
Julie McCulloch
LBC Radio (12.45)
Richard Bettsworth
R5 Live (2.12.39)
LBC Radio (11.20)
Derby (53.17) 

Blog by Geoff Barton 'We can prepare to return while questioning the advice'
15 May
TES

ASCL comment in articles on teaching union disputes on returning to school
19 May
Daily Telegraph
The Times
15 May 
TES
The Sun

ASCL comment on school reopening plans
15 May
Financial Times
TES 
TES
Schools Week
Shropshire Star
14 May 
Isle of Man Today
iNews
13 May 2020 
Interview with Geoff Barton
Sky News (track back to approx 6.45am)
Eastern Daily Press
SecEd

ASCL comment on plans for school reopening 
12 May 2020
BBC Radio Leicester (1.07.58)
The Independent
The Guardian
iNews

ASCL comment on Prime Minister's announcement on schools reopenng
11 May 2020
Interviews with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
BBC News Channel (scroll back to 2.39pm)
BBC Radio 4 (05.14)
LBC Radio (2.38.30)
BBC Radio Surrey (1.43.04)
BBC Look North (18.16)
BBC East Midlands Today (04.06)
Sky News (22.00)

Interviews with ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch
Talk Radio (link to follow)
Sky News (track back to 5.42pm)

Online articles
TES
Eastern Daily Press
Wolverhampton Express & Star
Surrey Live
York Press
Schools Week
The Independent
East Anglian Daily Times
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
The Sun
Metro
Cambridgeshire Live 
Sky News 
Yorkshire Evening Post
TES
Eastern Daily Press
Wolverhampton Express & Star
Surrey Live
York Press


ASCL comment on articles on plans to reoped schools from 1 June 
10 May 2020
Daily Mail
The Times
BBC News
Schools Week
TES
Evening Standard
iNews

ASCL comment in articles and interviews on reopening of schools
9 May 2020
Daily Mail
8 May 2020
ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
Talk Radio (3.31pm)
Blog by Geoff Barton 'We don’t need battle cries but ice-cold logic' 
TES
7 May 2020
Daily Mail
Bristol Live
Daily Telegraph
6 May 2020
Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton interviewed on Julia Hartley-Brewer Show
Talk Radio (09.26)
Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
BBC Radio Leicester (8.43am)

Interview with Geoff Barton about the educational importance of VE Day
8 May 2020
LBC News (01.30.30)

ASCL comment in article on teachers being asked to decorate classrooms in lockdown
7 May 2020
TES

ASCL comment in articles on the PAC report on SEND system
7 May 2020
Education Executive
Morning Star
6 May 2020
Northern Echo

ASCL comment in article on purpose of exams following cancellation due to coronavirus
6 May 2020
Financial Times

ASCL comment in article on call for retired teachers to go into schools
6 May 2020
TES

ASCL comment in articles on the ongoing debate on reopening of schools
6 May 2020
Gazette & Herald
5 May 2020
ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch interviewed
Sky News (track back to 2.39pm)
Daily Telegraph
Daily Mail
Education Executive (ASCL Cymru)
Schools Week
Daily Mail
Schools Week 
4 May 2020
Daily Express 
iNews

ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton interviewed about remote learning
 5 May 2020
BBC Breakfast (09.30)

ASCL quoted in an article on heads' call for a 'kinder school system' after Covid-19
5 May 2020
The Guardian

ASCL comment in article on teachers' assessment of pupils' ability
4 May 2020
TES

ASCL comment in article on teachers' satisfaction with DfE help
4 May 2020 
TES

ASCL comment in articles on students starting university this year and studies for A level students
4 May 2020
Shropshire Star
Daily Mail
TES
Daily Mail (tuition fees)

ASCL comment in article on Ofsted refusal to release full post-inspection survey findings under new framework
4 May 2020
Schools Week

ASCL comment in article on £100m Eton project to help teach poorer children
2 May 2020
The Times

ASCL comment in articles and interviews on schools reopening
3 May 2020
ASCL President Rachael Warwick interviewed
Sky News (track back to approx 1.15pm)
Interview with ASCL Cymru Director Eithne Highes 
BBC Politics Wales (from 02.50)
Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
Clive Bull Show, LBC (01.04.30)
BBC News
The Independent
The Guardian 
The National 
Wolverhampton Express & Star
2 May 2020
Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
Talk Radio (5.46.55)
1 May 2020
TES
TES
Daily Telegraph
Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton ‘Three cheers for the Ofsted chief – a voice of sense’
TES
Daily Express
Bristol Live
Devon Live
TES
ITV News 
Daily Mirror
Daily Star