December 2020

Interviews on start of spring term
31 December
Richard Sheriff, ASCL President
LBC Radio (00.38.23)
Pepe Di'lasio, ASCL Vice President
BBC Radio 4 (1.09.26)

Article on primary school closures
31 December
The Guardian
 
Articles on plans for mass testing pupils in schools

31 December
TES
29 December
BBC News

Articles on plans for opening schools after Christmas break
29 December
Sky News
Daily Mirror
TES
The Guardian

Articles on lack of funding for Covid costs
23 December
The Indpendent
22 December
The Guardian 
Tes

Articles on possibility of schools opening after Christmas break
Interview with Geoff Barton
22 December
LBC Radio (01.07.15)
Newsweek
Tes

ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Tom Middlehurst writes on how Covid has asked 'hard questions' of our exam system
21 December
Public Sector Focus

The December SecEd Podcast: Covid-19 and Schools, including Geoff Barton
SecEdPodcast

Why it's time for teachers to start saying 'no' - blog by Geoff Barton
18 December 
Tes

Articles on plans for mass Covid testing in schools and colleges
18 December
iNews
The Guardian
Tes
Schools Week
Daily Mirror
Sky News
ITV News
Daily Mail
BBC News
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC News Channel (15.19)
Interview with Julie McCulloch
LBC Radio (01.03.30)
 
Articles on late announcement to delay opening schools
17  December
BBC News
Tes
Schools Week
The Times
The Independent
FE News
Interview with ASCL Past President Rachael Warwick
BBC Radio 4 World at One (27.48)
Interview with Geoff Barton
Radio 5 Live (2.17.50)
BBC News at Six (17.21)

Articles on STRB constraints on teachers' pay
16 December
Schools Week
Tes

Articles on roll out of rapid Covid-19 testing in schools
18 December
BBC News
Sky News
16 December
Daily Mail
Tes
15 December
Schools Week 

Article on announcement of A level and GCSE assessment schedule in Wales
16 December
BBC News

Articles on government order for Greenwich schools to remain open and moves to transfer to remote learning
16 December
ITV News
Tes
Huff Post
15 December
BBC News
The Independent
Evening Standard
iNews
The Times

Article on ASCL Northern Ireland response to exam plans 
15 December
Belfast Newsletter

Interview with Eithne Hughes, ASCL Cymru Director on plans for rapid testing in schools
14 December
BBC Radio Wales (1:10:08)

Interview with Geoff Barton on decision to ask Greenwich schools to close
14 December
BBC Radio 5 Live (0825)
Article on BBC News

Articles on schools facing legal action if they don't stay open until end of term
13 December
Sunday Telegraph
12 December
Metro
Daily Mail
Daily Telegraph
Tes
11 December
Schools Week

Articles following announcement of mass testing planned in London, Kent and Essex secondary schools
13 December
The Observer
11 December
Interview with Geoff Barton
BBC Breakfast
10 December
Schools Week
Tes

'The Inset plan is ham-fisted, tone deaf and demeaning' - blog by Geoff Barton
11 December
Tes

Articles on secondary schools in Wales moving to online learning
10 December
Wales Online
Metro
Tes
CBBC Newsround
iNews

Articles on schools finishing early for Christmas and INSET day 
9 December
BBC News
Evening Standard
Daily Mail
Manchester Evening News
Education Executive
8 December
The Sun
Daily Telegraph
Tes

Articles on latest school attendance figures 
8 December
The Independent
Schools Week 

Article on response to NFER report on funding
8 December 
Education Executive

Article on numbers of children on FSM who have benefitted from Covid catch-up support
8 December
Daily Mirror

Article on Isle of Man teachers' pay deal
7 December
BBC News

'Covid has shown us it's vital to push for exam reform' - blog by Geoff Barton
4 December
Tes

Interview with ASCL Cymru Director Eithne Hughes on Blaeneau Gwent Council to close schools early
4 December
BBC Radio Wales (1.15.00)

Article on proposals to prioritise teachers and other school staff for vaccine
3 December
iNews

Interviews following Gavin Williamson's Commons statement
3 December
Geoff Barton
BBC R5 Live (11.05)
BBC News Channel (14.19)
Rachael Warwick 
BBC News Channel (10.24)

Articles following announcement
3 December
ITV News

Interview with Geoff Barton on parents withdrawing children from school to home school 
2 December
BBC Morning Live (item from 08:10)

Comment in articles on report on free school meal voucher system chaos
2 December
TES

Comment on articles on Ofsted Annual Report
1 December 
TES
Financial Times
The Guardian
BBC News

Comment in articles on Covid cases and test and trace as term comes to an end
1 December 
Education Executive
The Guardian
Schools Week