ASCL in the news

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

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton quoted in 'Plans to restrict autism diagnoses will increase pressure on schools, headteachers say'
28 May 2017
TES

Article by Caroline Lucas 'The Tories want to continue sacrificing children’s education to fund tax cuts for the wealthy' references ASCL's recommendation to increase the schools budget by £7bn a year by 2022
28 May 2017
The Independent

ASCL mentioned in article 'Hundreds turn out for Save Our Schools rally'
27 May 2017
Brighton and Hove News

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'Now is the time for a clear and ambitious vision on education'
26 May 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'GCSE exam error: Board accidently rewrites Shakespeare'
26 May 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article giving advice on how to talk to children about terrorist attacks
23 May 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'When the world outside appears to have fallen apart, teachers will make sure the world inside remains reassuringly familiar'
23 May 2017
TES

ASCL Deputy General Secretary Malcolm Trobe interview regarding low numbers of students at UTCs
22 May 2017
BBC Radio Lincolnshire (2:10:55)

ASCL quoted in article 'Children as young as five carrying weapons at school, police figures reveal'
22 May 2017
Bournemouth Echo

ASCL quoted in article 'May school lunch cut 'would hit 900,000 children of struggling families'
21 May 2017
The Observer

ASCL quoted in article 'Thousands of headteachers write to parents warning of school funding cuts before election'
19 May 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'School days lost to term-time holidays rose by 2,500 last autumn in Suffolk
19 May 2017
East Anglian Daily Times

ASCL quoted in article 'Exodus of children in care from  London - but why?
19 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'The Conservatives' idea of great meritocracy is elitist and ill-suited for the nation's post-Brexit needs'
18 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'May signals break with Thacherism in manifesto for 'country and community'
18 May 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in article 'Schools get five extra years to hit EBacc target under Tory plans'
18 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in article 'Tories' promised cash boost could amount to 'shuffling money around', heads warn'
18 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in article 'Conservatives pledge 'forgiveness' of teacher student loans'
18 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in article ' Conservative manifesto: Infant lunches scrapped, but schools get £4bn'
18 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Conservative manifesto for General Election 2017: Schools promised £4bn of extra funding to reverse budget cuts'
18 May 2017
Evening Standard

ASCL quoted in an article 'Conservative mannifesto: Infant lunches scrapped, but schools get £4bn'
18 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Conservatives pledge to let off teachers from student loan repayments, reveals election manifesto'
18 May 2017
The Independent

ASCL Deputy General Secretary Malcolm Trobe interviewed regarding term-time holidays
18 May 2017
BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' (item starts 27:55, interview at 29:57)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Theresa May is so ashamed of her flagship policy that she refuses to call it by name'
18 May 2017
The Canary

ASCL quoted in an article 'Tory education and health spending plans may 'not be enough'
18 May 2017
Public Finance

ASCL quoted in an article 'Confusion over new GCSEs causing widespread anxiety, say teachers'
17 May 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Lib Dems pledge £7bn for England's school budgets'
17 May 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton's article on the Labour election manifesto 'There's good, there's bad and there's woolly' 
16 May 2017
TES

ASCL Director of Policy and Public Relations Leora Cruddas takes part in a discussion on BSL included as part of the national curriculum
15 May 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live (2:35:55)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on national and regional broadcasts regarding weapons seized in schools, and including

BBC News at One
BBC Radio London (2:17:40)
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 4 headlines (1:05:25)
and numerous BBC local networks including BBC Birmingham, Manchester, Guernsey, Asia, Leicester, Somerset

Sky News Radio, with clip used on 125 local commercial radio station bulletins including Talk Radio and LBC

ASCL quoted widely in articles in national and regional press regarding weapons in schools
12 May 2017

BBC News Online
The Guardian
STV News
ITV News
Daily Mirror
iNews
Scunthorpe Telegraph
Grimbsby Telegraph
Sunderland Echo
Lancashire Evening Post
Eastern Daily Press
International Business Times

12 May 2017

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on ITV Central and BBC South East about behaviour in schools
12 May 2017

ASCL quoted in an article 'Children are being turned into grammar robots at school'
12 May 2017
Gulf News

ASCL quoted in an article 'Unions join forces to fight job cuts'
12 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Instability, fear, mistrust': the human cost of cuts
12 May 2017
TES (1)
TES (2)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Pity our children - they're being turned into grammar robots at school'
10 May 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Labour pledges billions for education'
10 May 2017
iNews

ASCL mentioned in article 'Sir Michael Griffiths joins board of governors at Stafforshire school'
10 May 2017
Express and Star

ASCL mentioned in article 'Unions claim caretaker cuts at UK's largest MAT will 'put pupils at risk'
9 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Battle on the adverbials front: grammar advisers raise worries about SATs test and teaching'
9 May 2017
The Guardian

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about a petition calling for mental health education to be made compulsory in schools.  
8 May 2017
BBC East Midlands Today (08:50 and interview 11:20) 

ASCL quoted in an article 'School leaders want £200 funding uplift per sixth-former
8 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Colleges call for cash to support post-16 funding crisis'
8 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools and colleges combine to support Save our Sixth Form campaign'
8 May 2017
FE Week 

ASCL quoted in an article '40 jobs at risk at David Ross Education Trust chain of schools'
5 May 2017
Lincolnshire Live

ASCL's Primary and Governance Specialist Julie McCulloch's article 'Whatever happens at the General Election, we must demand a fairer, more humane SATs system'
5 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article ' Drowning in data'
5 May 2017
TES (1)
TES (2)
TES (3)

ASCL quoted in an article 'RSCs under fire after ordering interventions in coasting schools'
5 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL Pay, Conditions and Employment Specialist Sara Ford discusses the 'final warning' issued to David Ross Education Trust
4 May 2017
BBC Radio Humberside (2:37:55)

ASCL quoted in an article 'David Ross Education Trust given 'final warning' over job cuts'
4 May 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Unions threaten action against academy chain over staff cuts'
4 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'What school leaders want: Headteacher unions set out election manifestos'
3 May 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teacher recruitment a significant challenge', say MPs'
2 May 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Why we need to treat students better and make arts education a priority on the election agenda'
2 May 2017
Huffington Post

ASCL quoted in an article 'V&A launches school initiative to stop design becoming 'endangered'
2 May 2017
Design Week