ASCL in the news

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

School sixth form funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says IFS
17 September 2018
The Guardian

School sixth form and college funding most severely squeezed, new report says
17 September 2018
The Independent

School sixth form funding down 21% since 2010, IFS finds
17 September 2018
Schools Week

Further education ‘hit hardest’ by Government’s funding cuts
17 September 2018
Yorkshire Post

IFS: FE the ‘biggest loser’ in cuts to government funding
17 September 2018
FE Week

IFS published 2018 annual report on education spending in England
17 September 2018
Education Executive

Target pressures see children taken out of school, union says
17 September 2018
BBC News Wales

The decline of music education threatens to deprive Britain of future talent
17 September 2018
New Statesman

Parents should leave phones on kitchen table at night to set ‘good example’ to children, says government adviser
15 September 2018
The Independent

Heads’ anger over lack of clarity on teachers’ pay award
14 September 2018
TES

DfE hands millions for scrapped school scheme back to Treasury
14 September 2018
TES

Why are we so obsessed with Ofsted? writes ASCL General Secretary Goeff Barton 
13 September 2018
TES

Wealthy families scheming with postcodes to beat the school admissions system
13 September 2018
The Big Issue

Teacher expertise should be in the DNA of every school
13 September 2018
TES

Girls still in the lead, according to the latest SATs results
13 September 2018
Bournemouth Daily Echo

Parents using ‘ethically dubious tactics’ to beat school admissions
13 September 2018
Education Executive

How rich bend the rules on school places
13 September 2018
The Times

Parents are using ‘dubious tactics’ to get their kids into a good school
13 September 2018
Huffington Post

Parents admit turning to church to get their children into good school
13 September 2018
Aberdeen Express

Warning over ‘dubious’ tactics in education
13 September 2018
Yorkshire Post

Third of middle-class parents know someone who used ‘ethically dubious’ tactics to gain school place, report finds
13 September 2018
The Independent

More than 2,000 secondary school starters in North Yorkshire didn’t achieve SAT standard
13 September 2018
Stray FM

From going to church to renting a second home: How middle-class parents are most likely to cheat the system to get their children into a good school
13 September 2018
Daily Mail

Working-class parents ‘feel pressured’ to make school donations – report
13 September 2018
Mix 96 and nine other websites

Parents admit turning to church to get their children into a good school
13 September 2018
Oxford Mail and 117 others

North-south schools divide ‘not supported by evidence’
11 September 2018
The Guardian

SATs shock as nearly 2000 Shropshire pupils don’t meet government standard
10 September 2018
Shropshire Star

SATs shock as thousands of pupils aren’t meeting government standard
10 September 2018
Wolverhampton Express and Star

A third of secondary school starters in South Tyneside didn’t achieve SAT standard
10 September 2018
Shields Gazette

There’s a difference between off-rolling and exclusions, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
9 September 2018
TES

Ofsted says inspections could include teacher workload
8 September 2018
TES

Pupils forced to make GCSE choices in Year 7
7 September 2018
TES

Ofsted inspections show ‘clear shortcomings’
7 September 2018
Education Executive

More than 1,500 secondary school starters in Wakefield, didn’t achieve SAT standard, figures show
7 September 2018
Wakefield Express

Prince Charles is right, we must save arts education
7 September 2018
TES

Ofsted chief rejects MPs’ claims it is underperforming
7 September 2018
The Guardian

Spielman criticised by MPs for remaining tight-lipped on school funding pressures
7 September 2018
Schools Week

Lack of Ofsted inspections at hundreds of schools is ‘unacceptable’, MPs say
7 September 2018
The Independent

DfE warns schools staff against expressing political views
7 September 2018
Education Executive

39% of Worcestershire kids start secondary without passing all SATs
7 Septmber 2018
Evesham Journal, Worcester News and Droitwich Advertiser

Government warns teachers against expressing ‘political views’
6 September 2018
The Independent

Scaling back – what future for music education?
6 September 2018
The Big Issue

Thousands of Surrey and Hampshire students missing SATs scores
6 September 2018
Eagle Radio

DfE warns teachers against expressing ‘political views’
6 Septmber 2018
The Guardian

Hinds dismisses GCSE mental health fears
5 September 2018
TES

Performance data: How well did we do? Blog by Deputy Director of Policy Duncan Baldwin
5 September 2018
SecEd

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton in discussion with presenter Nicky Campbell, Natalie Perera from EPI and callers on teacher recruitment and retention and workload
4 September 2018
BBC Radio 5 Live (begins at 06:50 and runs to 36:00)

Redundancies forcing school support staff to fill the gaps
4 September 2018
Schools Week

Heads welcome calls for minimum entry requirements to university
4 September 2018
Schools Week

Personally speaking: Unfair to judge Stoke-on-Trent’s students in testing times
4 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent Live

Teachers ‘deeply insulted’ over pay offer
3 September 2018
TES

A GCSE in French teaches you much more than just a language
2 September 2018
Wales Online

Hard-up schools are asking pupils to bring in their own toilet paper – and even teach classes to save cash
1 September 2018
The Sun

This is where in Yorkshire children are missing school for unauthorised holidays as fines surge 61%
1 September 2018
Yorkshire Post