ASCL in the news

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

ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch interviewed on the subject of students doing Saturday jobs
17 July 2019
BBC Radio London (2.19.45)
BBC Radio Suffolk (2.26.00)
BBC Radio Wales (1.40.45)

ASCL comment in article following announcement maths and English tests will be scrapped for aspiring teachers to ease recruitment crisis
17 July 2019
The Independent

ASCL joint union statement mentioned in article saying West Sussex headteachers ‘unable to balance school budgets’
17 July 2019
Spirit FM

ASCL comment in article on GCSEs: Most pupils won’t be entered for EBacc
17 July 2019
TES

ASCL comment following announcement schools will have an extra inset day every summer for the next three years
16 July 2019
Wales Online

ASCL comment in article on Ofsted calling for power to inspect MATs
17 July 2019
Education Executive

ASCL comment in articles on the scrapping of QTS tests
17 July 2019
Education Executive
16 July 2019
TES
12 July 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in article on attitude to asbestos in schools 
16 July 2019
TES

ASCL comment on article on Pearson's plans to phase out paper textbooks in the US for digital first model
16 July 2019
iNews

What would a world without Sats look like? Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
15 July 2019
TES

Letters to the editor
15 July 2019
TES

ASCL comment in articles on cuts in education funding, including joint union response
15 July 2019
TES
Education Executive
5 July 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment on UK bodies' warning on increased funding needed for public health duty on violent crime in England 
14 July 2019
The Guardian

ASCL comment in article 'Tighten rules on parental consultation before academy conversion, DfE told'
12 July 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in article 'Calls to close private tutor GCSE and A-level loophole'
12 July 2019
TES

ASCL comment in articles on record numbers of students applying to university
11 July 2019
TES
Education Executive

ASCL comment in article on report showing school recruitment challenges felt most keenly in disadvantaged areas
10 July 2019
Education Executive

ASCL comment in article which says half of teachers would move to a tougher school for a promotion or reduced timetable
10 July 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in articles covering SATs results
9 July 2019
BBC News
Education Executive
Daily Mail
TES
The Independent

ASCL comment in article 'Welsh Government told to come clean on school funding gap in Wales'
9 July 2019
Wales Online

ASCL comment in article 'Proportion of poorer children falls in grammar schools receiving £50m expansion funding, data suggests'
8 July 2019
The Independent

ASCL quoted in article 'Latest class size statistics for Oxfordshire schools' 
8 July 2019
Oxford Mail

ASCL comment in article 'Ofsted chief: pupils’ wellbeing at risk as sport is squeezed out of schools'
7 July 2019
The Observer

ASCL comment in article which says fines don’t seem to be working as more children in Teeside take holidays during term
7 July 2019
Teeside Live

ASCL comment in article where DfE defends spending £500k on first class-travel
5 July 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment in articles on new mental health advisory panel for teachers 
5 July 2019
TES
FE News

Why Brexit mustn’t mean turning our back on languages - Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
4 July 2019
TES

ASCL comment in articles on new panel to provide support for headteachers

5 July 2019
Schools Week
3 July 2019
FE News
Schools Week
TES
TES

ASCL comment in article 'Schools handed repairs cash ‘expected’ to follow DfE cost-cutting advice'
3 July 2019
Schools Week

Climate change strikes: ideas for how schools can respond. Best practice article by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
3 July 2019
SecEd

'Schools should be … left alone.' -  blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
3 July 2019
SecEd

ASCL comment in articles on Brexit 'putting pupils off' languages
4 July 2019
Education Executive
3 July 2019
The Guardian
TES

ASCL comment in article on the teaching of migration and empire in English schools
3 July 2019
The Guardian

ASCL comment in articles on mental health support availbility for students
3 July 2019
Education Executive
2 July 2019
Schools Week 
TES

ASCL comment in article on the New Schools Network 'Let parents take over ‘untouchable’ schools'
2 July 2019
Schools Week

ASCL comment on article on children missing out on first-choice secondary school places
1 July 2019
Scarborough News