ASCL in the news

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

ASCL comments in articles on off-rolling
18 March 2019
Stoke Sentinel
TES
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chools Week


Media coverage at ASCL Annual Conference

Reaction to HMCI Amanda Spielman's speech
16 March 2019
TES
Schools Week
T
he Independent
F
E News
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unday Telegraph

Comment on ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton's keynote
16 March 2019
Schools Week
TES

Reaction to Layla Moran MP's keynote
TES
TES

Reaction to keynote by Sir Lenny Henry
16 March 2019
Brighton Argus
TES
B
irmingham Live

Reaction to keynote by Pat Sowa
17 March 2019
The Sunday Times

Articles relating to our report 'The True Cost of Education' released at Annual Conference
18 March 2019
Education Executive

17 March 2019
Parliamentary Review
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chools Week
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ES

15 March 2019
Schools Week
TES
The Independent
TES
The Guardian
BBC News
Y
orkshire Post
Report on BBC Radio 4 Six O'Clock News
(item begins at 17:14)
TES - video report

Articles relating to the release of our 'Picking up the Pieces' survey on pupil poverty
16 March 2019
The Guardian 

15 March 2019

'The stories I hear of pupil poverty are getting worse' - blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
TES
Education Executive
Huffington Post
Yorkshire Post
Daily Mail
Daily Telegraph
The Independent
TES
The Guardian
BBC News
H
ull Live
The Big Issue
Interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
BBC Radio London (item begins at 2:21:35)
Loval Gov.uk
Daily Mirror
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News
 

The Forgotten Third report
16 March 2019
iNews
Schools Week
15 March 2019
TES
14 March 2019
TES
TES
The Independent

 

Profile of Carolyn Roberts, Chair of ASCL Commission for Ethical Leadership in Education
15 March 2019
TES 

ASCL quoted in Secretary of State's announcement on support for wellbeing for school and college teachers and leaders
15 March 2019
TES
FE News
G
ov.uk

ASCL quoted in an article highlighting Lord Baker's announcement UTCS should join MATs
15 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in articles on school funding
15 March 2019
Schools Week
Birmingham Live
D
aily Telegraph

ASCL quoted in an article looking at calls for more support after a surge in pupils with weapons
15 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on student climate change protests

18 March 2019
Yorkshire Post

15 March 2019
The Independent
Daily Mirror
Herald Scotland
Wolverhampton Express and Star
Intervew with ASCL President Richard Sheriff
BBC News Channel (no clip available)
Interview with ASCL Vice President Rachael Warwick
BBC Radio 4 (item begins at 24:50)
Interview with ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
Talk Radio (item at 9:24:50)


ASCL quoted in articles covering children with 'maths anxiety'
14 March 2019
The Independent
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in articles concerning student climate change protests
14 March 2019
The Guardian
Daily Telegraph

ASCL quoted in articles relating to schools considering reducing hours to combat funding cuts
14 March 2019
Birmingham Live
13 March 2019
The Independent

ASCL quoted in an article following Chancellor's announcement saintary products will be given out for free in secondary schools
13 March 2019
Daily Telegraph

Articles relating to school funding and Chancellor's spring statement  
13 March 2019
Education Executive
TES
TES
Nursery World

ASCL quoted in an article looking at the numbers of schools which segregate pupils
13 March 2019
TES 

ASCL quoted in articles surrounding off-rolling 
14 March 2019
TES
13 March 2019
TES

ASCL quoted in ana rticle on a school keeping outstanding rating despite failing emergency inspections
11 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article referring to Charlie Stayt interview with Schools Minister Nick Gibb
9 March 2019
Indy 100

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on school funding pressures and following WorthLess? campaign letter
8 March 2019
BBC Look East (no clip available)

ASCL comment in article reporting degree apprenticeships dominated by white students and those from more affluent areas
8 March 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment on article warning more schools could be forced to cut teaching hours
8 March 2019
Schools Week
T
he Independent

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about student climate change strike
7 March 2019
BBC Radio Scotland (item begins at 2:50:40)

ASCL Cymru Director Tim Pratt comment on article about fears a squeeze in PE in schools despite obesity 'crisis'
7 March 2019
BBC News Wales

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We need a reality check about exclusions' in his latest blog
7 March 2019
TES

Media activity following coverage of the increase in knife crime
7 March 2019
Interviews on
BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire Show (item beings at 38:30)
BBC Radio Kent (item starts at 08:40)
BBC West Midlands (item begins at 1:11:45)
BBC Radio Leicester (items begins at 1:41:45)

The Guardian
TES

ASCL comment in articles on cuts in funding in sixth forms, and drops in MFL A levels
7 March 2019
Education Executive

6 March 2019
TES
FE News
The Guardian

ASCL comment in article on parent protests after children left without secndary school places
8 March 2019
Schools Week
Interview with ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch
7 March 2019
BBC Radio Stoke (item begin at 1:47:30)
6 March 2019
The Independent

ASCL Council member David Waugh interviewed on pressures on school funding
5 March 2019
BBC Radio 5 Live (item begins at 1:13:40)

Profile of past ASCL President Ian Bauckham
5 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in article ‘Languages should be compulsory from ages 5 to 18’
4 March 2019
TES

ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch interviewed about decline in languages
4 March 2019
Talk Radio (item begins at 11.36)

ASCL comment in article highlighting MPs and peers' views on UK’s ‘dwindling’ language skills
4 March 2019
BBC News

ASCL comment on new £33k awards scheme for DfE finance staff
3 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on Former Met chief comments on exclusions contributing to rise in knife crime
3 March 2019
TES

ASCL comment on article where survey responses indicate a third of parents who hire private tutors to help their childen with school work are likely to lie about the extra help
23 March 2019
Mail on Sunday

ASCL comment in article regarding use of private firm's factsheet on Momo hoax
2 March 2019
The Guardian

ASCL comment in article on parents' concerns regaridng physical restrainting of disabled children
2 March 2019
The Independent

Blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton 'How can we rejuvenate languages learning in Britain?'
1 March 2019
TES

ASCL quoted in article by NGA's Emma Knights on governance
1 March 2019
TES

ASCL comment on Ofqual's statement regarding exam stress 'not necessarily a bad thing'
1 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on DfE guidance announcing crackdown on staff who do too much colour printing
1 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comments across media on secondary school places 
1 March 2019
BBC Radio 4 Today main news headlines. (2.07.33)
Daily Telegraph
iNews
Wolverhampton Express and Star, ITV News Sunderland Echo
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radford Telegraph and Argus
TES
Daily Mirror
Wolverhampton Express and Star
Shropshire Star
The Independent

ASCL comment on DfE's guidance on sex education, and not issuing guidance on ‘exceptional circumstances’ for sex education withdrawal
1 March 2019
Schools Week
2
 March 2019
Interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
Talk Radio (item begins at 17:44)

ASCL comment on Investigation: The highs (and occasional lows) of academy CEO pay
1 March 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on article covering related-party transaction rules in church schools
1 March 2019
Schools Week