ASCL in the News

September 2019

ASCL comment on article reporting Gavin Williamson’s goal to ‘overtake Germany’ on technical education
30 September 2019
iNews

Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton on Gavin Williamson’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference
30 September 2019
BBC Radio Kent (starts 2.45.35)

ASCL comment in articles on School Cuts new analysis on education funding
30 September 2019
Morning Star
FE News
About Manchester
Wolverhampton Express and Star
North West Evening Mail
TES
Schools Week
The Guardian

ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton interviewed about survey on religious education in schools
29 September 2019
BBC Radio 4 (item begins 15.00) 

Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton interviewed about Labour plans over private schools
28 September 2019
Talk Radio (item begins 16.28.40) 

Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton 'We should focus on what schools need, not what they are'
27 September 2019
TES  

ASCL comment on DfE information provided on Brexit preparations
27 September 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in article on MP claims 'Brexit proaganda' appeared on school noticeboards
27 September 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment in article on grade differences in new English GCSE 
26 September 2019
Daily Telegraph

ASCL comment in articles on private tuition
26 September 2019
The Independent
The Times

ASCL comment on teacher survey on chld poverty
25 September 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment on RSA teacher survey on mental health training
25 September 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on Labour plans to scrap Ofsted
25 September 2019
Education Executive
23 September 2019
Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton @Labour mustn't throw out the baby with the bath water'
TES
22 September 2019
The Canary
TES
The London Economic
ITV News
Schools Week
Sky News
21 September 2019
BBC News

ASCL comment in article on Ofsted inspection of outstanding schools
21 September 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on Labour proposals to abolish private schools
23 September 2019
The Independent
BBC News
Independent Education Today
22 September 2019
Daily Mirror
Daily Business
Sunday Times
20 September 2019
Express and Star
Daily Telegraph

ASCL Ethical Leadership Commission mentioned in article on authentic leadership
20 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment on climate change protests
20 September 2019
The Scotsman
Yorkshire Post
The Times
Belfast Telegraph
TES
Metro

ASCL response to Children's Commissioner's report on children leaving education without 5 good GCSEs
20 September 2019
The Week
The Independent

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton's blog 'Why abolishing private schools is ethically dubious' 
19 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment on IFS report on government's education funding announcements
20 September 2019
Education Executive
19 September 2019
The London Economic
Parliamentary Review
The Independent
TES
Schools Week
BBC News

ASCL comment in articles following publication of a study looking at teacher workload
18 September 2019
Schools Week
The Guardian
Education Executive

ASCL comment on DfE advice to schools in the event of a no-deal Brexit
19 September 2019
Nursery World
18 September 2019
The Guardian

ASCL comment in article on banning exclusions
17 September 2019 
TES

ASCL comment in an article looking at foundation year courses
16 September 2019
iNews

ASCL comment in articles on climate change protests
20 September 2019
Shropshire Star
Metro
19 September 2019
Schools Week
16 September 2019
Yorkshire Post
Daily Telegraph

ASCL quoted in joint union demand for 5% teacher pay increase
13 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment in article following request DfE investigate whether grammar’s satellite site is a new school
13 September 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comments on continuing practice of universities offering unconditional offers
12 September 2019
Lancashire Telegraph
FE News
11 September 2019
iNews 
Shropshire Star

Blog by ASCL Primary Specialist Tiffnie Harris 'Help your year 7 pupils to hit the ground running'
11 September 2019
SecEd

ASCL comment in article on education funding
11 September 2019
SecEd

ASCL comment in article on decline in A level English
11 September 2019
SecEd

Media coverage of the launch of the ASCL Commission of Inquiry into The Forgotten Third
11 September 2019
Blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
TES
TES (blog by Cath Sezen at the Association of Colleges)
FE News
FE Week
iNews
The Independent
Schools Week
TES
Blog by Commission Chair Roy Blatchford
Schools Week
TES

ASCL comment on OECD report revealing UK primary teachers are the youngest and primary school classes are the largest in the developed world
11 September 2019
Daily Telegraph
Daily Mail
The Times
10 September 2019
Cambridgeshire Live
Derbyshire Live
The Canary

ASCL comment in article on exam malpractice commission report 
10 September 2019
BBC News

ASCL comment on exam malpractice inquiry findings
10 September 2019
The Independent
The Sun

ASCL comment on MP calls for schools to be presented with MMR jab certificates before pupils can start
10 September 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment in an article looking at the government's £7bn funding pledge
9 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment in article on why T levels shouldn't replace BTECs
9 September 2019
TES

ASCL mentioned in article on the  education funding march
9 September 2019
Henley Standard

ASCL comment on record level of state-educated students admitted to Cambridge
9 September 2019
ITV News
Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Cambridge Tab

ASCL comment on reports of financial difficulties experienced by council services providing for SEND
8 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment on announcement of Spending Round pledges
6 September 2019
Education Executive

ASCL comment on the focus of the exam malpractice commission
6 September 2019
TES
iNews

Blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton:'Uniforms shouldn’t cost too much. Now define ‘too much’
5 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment on 17% rise in exam costs, shown in new price guide
5 September 2019
Schools Week
TES

Reaction to Sajid Javid's spending review plans, including interview with ASCL President Rachael Warwick
5 September 2019
The Guardian

ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton interviewed on engorcement of uniform rules at a local school
5 September 2019
BBC Radio Nottingham (starts at 2.13.40)

Interview with ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch on term-time holidays
5 September 2019
BBC Radio Surrey (starts at 2.17.40)

Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton on schools banning mobile phones
5 September 2019
BBC East Midlands Today (item starts at 0400)
BBC Radio Leicester (starts at 2.25.50)

ASCL comment in article on private schools saying GCSEs may need grade 10
3 September 2019
TES

ASCL comment in articles looking at Ofsted
3 September 2019
The Guardian - inpecting cultural capital in schools
2 September 2019
TES - inspection of school finances

ASCL comment in article on increasing use of food banks in schools
3 September 2019
BBC News

ASCL comment in article detailing think tank proposals to 'ditch' academies to create a unified system
2 September 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in articles covering education funding announcement
3 September 2019
Education Executive - teachers' pay
Education Executive
2 September 2019
Education Executive
Daily Mail - teachers' pay
Daily Telegraph - teachers' pay
The Times - teachers' pay
Plymouth Live