ASCL wants all young people to succeed in order to realise their full potential and to create a workforce with the capacity and skills to enable the UK to thrive in a global economy. We welcome the contribution all type of schools, colleges and universities can and do make to this through collaboration and partnership.
The evidence we have seen does not support the premise that the further expansion of selection will improve education for the majority of young people. The evidence indicates that it will have a damaging impact on the life chances of the majority who do not attend a selective school.
The expansion of selection is a distraction to the profession’s efforts to ensure that the education system works for everyone.
The best way to deliver a good school place for every child is to ensure existing schools and colleges have sufficient funding and access to a ready supply of high quality teachers and leaders.