ASCL in the news

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

Government has not learnt from academy failures that damaged children’s education, MPs say
11 July 2018
The Independent

Schools miss out in rush to set up academies, MPs find
11 July 2018
The Guardian

MPs’ stern warning over ‘incoherent’ system and costly, ‘risky’ academisation
11 July 2018
Schools Week

DfE’s rush to convert schools to academies is damaging, says PAC
11 July 2018
Ed Exec

Teacher concerns over tough testing as primary school students struggle to meet grade requirements
11 July 2018
The Sun

Interview with ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch on SATs results
10 July 2018
BBC West Midlands (starts at 1:41:40)

Rising numbers pass primary SATs tests
10 July 2018
BBC News

KS2 SATs results 2018. Third of primary leavers fail to hit target
10 July 2018
Evening Standard

School tests: More pupils hit tougher targets in 3Rs than last year
10 July 2018
The Times

Schools minister denies SATs place undue stress on pupils
10 July 2018
The Guardian

Third of children have not mastered Three Rs as schools minister blames headteachers for pupils’ ‘nightmares’
10 July 2018
Daily Telegraph

SATs results: Minister would take a ‘dim view’ of schools putting pressure on children in exams
10 July 2018
The Independent

SATs results: More pupils hit target in tougher primary tests
10 July 2018
iNews

Key stage 2 SATs results 2018: 64% achieve ‘expected standard’
10 July 2018
Schools Week

SATs results 2018 live 
10 July 2018
TES (from 0950)

Workforce shrinks at schools as cash and staffing pressures clash
9 July 2018
Oxford Mail

Need to know: SATs results 2018
9 July 2018
TES

Leora Cruddas profile: ‘The academies sector is very beaten’
7 July 2018
TES

Education secretary Damian Hinds attacks schools that ‘off-roll’ special needs pupils to improve league table rankings
7 July 2018
The Independent

One in five grammar schools prepare expansion bids in wake of £50m funding, analysis finds
6 July 2018
The Independent

School performance data never, ever tells the full story, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
5 July 2018
TES

Exam board is fined £175,000 for impossible question that mixed up the families of Romeo and Juliet and left students baffled
4 July 2018
Daily Mail

Head teacher says cash shortages will harm standards
4 July 2018
BBC News (interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton)

The school with 300 holes in the roof
4 July 2018
BBC News

Item on school funding including above school and interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
4 July 2018
BBC Breakfast (starts at 2:11:05)

The education week that was: Fewer teachers and funding questions
1 July 2018
TES