ASCL in the news

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

ASCL quoted in an article 'MAT employees asked to relocate 100 miles away after not reading small print'
20 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Confirmed: Teacher apprentices will be paid on unqualified scale'
19 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Prepare for lower-than-predicted budgets, councils warn schools'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We must not let a mechanistic view of education push us to dismantle the very features in our schools that the rest of the world craves'
18 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Support our Sixth Formers: DfE urged to redirect 16-19 underspend'
17 October 2017
FE Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Spielman: Schools teach too much to league tables'
13 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'New GCSE grades pushing down results'
13 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'EBacc hits languages barrier'
13 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Confusion reigns over double-science pass thresholds'
13 October 2017

Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'GCSE results show first drop in EBacc entries as languages decline'
12 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Disadvantaged pupils learning watered-down curriculum, says Ofsted'
11 October 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teaching to the test gives 'hollow understanding'
11 October 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted publishes curriculum review preliminary findings'
11 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted: Exam factroy schools risking pupils' futures'
11 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teaching to the test gives pupils 'hollowed out understanding' - Ofsted chief'
11 October 2017
Cumbria Times and Star

ASCL quoted in an article 'Research: Progress 8 scores suggest inspection findings are not 'arbitrary'
11 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Weak pupils 'blocked' to boost GCSEs'
11 October 2017
Daily Mail

ASCL Parliamentary and Inclusion Specialist Anna Ford interviewed on peer-on-peer sexual harrassment and sexual violence
9 October 2017
BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire Show (item begins at around 1:07:00)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Subjects other than Enlgish and maths barely feature in Ofsted reports'
9 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Falmouth school head among those signing letter to Cornish MPs'
9 October 2017
Falmouth Packet

ASCL quoted in an article 'Cornwall headteachers join fight for fairer funding for students aged over 16'
8 October 2017
Cornwall Live

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools should not ban Katie Hopkins, says Prevent adviser'
6 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Failure to find sponsors raises 'serious' questions over academisation law'
6 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'After years of turmoil, 'boring is welcome ... but it needs a good spin'
6 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofqual rules 2016 SATs reading test was 'unduly hard'
6 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools can invite Katie Hopkins to speak, says Prevent expert'
6 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We owe it to our young people to make sure homelessness isn't an invisible issue'
4 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Education funding - you get hat you pay for'
3 October 2017
FE News

ASCL quoted in an article 'UK schools removing BC, AD dating to avoid offending non-Christians'
2 October 2017
The Christian Post

ASCL quoted in an article 'Heads gathering to discuss 'unreliable' exam grading'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'School open days: Eight things to look out for'
2 October 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Progress 8: What you need to know'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Sixth forms will close without more cash, heads warn Chancellor'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in a report on 16-19 education funding letter to the Chancellor
2 October 2017
BBC Radio 4 Today (2:08:50)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes ‘Her speech might have been short on detail, but Justine Greening does appear to want to work with the profession’
1 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Dear Jeremy Corbyn, don't close the door on GCSE resits'
1 October 2017
TES