ASCL in the news

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

Heads hit out over Ofsted plans to look at EBacc targets
16 January 2019
TES

 ‘Ofsted’s new regime will split accountability in two’. Blog by ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
16 January 2019
TES

 ‘No game changer’: Ofsted framework proposals won’t reduce stress, say unions
16 January 2019
Schools Week

Do you trust Ofsted not to ‘raise the bar’ for your school?
15 January 2019
TES

Should the university admissions system be overhauled
15 January 2019
The Independent

NHS is ‘failing’ children with mental health issues, PAC report shows
14 January 2019
Education Executive

The TES Podcast: Funding, ethics and languages
11 January 2019
TES

Don’t blame independent schools for choosing iGCSEs. Blog by Shaun Fenton, chair of HMC
11 January 2019
Schools Week

Careers and Enterprise Company says it can’t provide apprenticeship advisers
11 January 2019
FE Week

EPI report on school deficits featured in a number of BBC news bulletins including an interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton 
11 January 2019
BBC Radio 2 (32.30) & BBC Radio 4, BBC Surrey, Cornwall, Devon, Lincolnshire, and BBC Radio 6 Music

‘Worsening’ funding problems for schools
11 January 2019
BBC News

England’s schools still feeling budget crunch, analysis finds
11 January 2019
The Guardian

Almost one in three council-run secondary schools in deficit, study finds
11 January 2019
The Independent

EPI report on number of maintained schools in deficit and ASCL response 
11 January 2019
BBC Radio 4 Today programme news bulletins

Schools face ‘cliff edge’ over increase in deficits
11 January 2019
Yorkshire Post

One in three secondary schools face funding challenge
11 January 2019
Wigan Today

‘Local authority schools overspend more than academies.’
11 January 2019
TES

Teacher ‘unhappiness’ as exams tighten their grip on curriculum
11 January 2019
TES

NHS ‘failing’ pupils on mental health, say MPs
11 January 2019
TES

The Seldon list: OECD chief and schools minister top trad-dominated education influencers list
11 January 2019
Schools Week

What kind of education do we believe our children deserve? Blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
10 January 2019
TES

Brexit row ‘dreadful lesson’ for children
9 January 2019
BBC News

Teachers – are you looking after your wellbeing? Blog by ASCL General Secreatry Geoff Barton
9 January 2019
SecEd

Wales’ new curriculum ‘does not have enough of what actually matters,’ say school leaders
9 January 2019
Wales Online

Heads fear Ofsted will penalise three-year GCSEs
9 January 2019
TES

Schools’ spending on teacher training drops for first time in decade amid budget pressures
9 January 2019
The Independent.

Two thirds of schools still flouting Baker clause a year after introduction
9 January 2019
Schools Week and FE Week.

‘End exam tricks and willy-nilly off-rolling,’ heads told
8 January 2019
TES

Teachers’ leaders accuse Theresa May of breaking funding promise
8 January 2019
iNews

Need to know: What is the fourth industrial revolution?
7 January 2019
TES

Ofsted under fire for sharing new inspection plans with MATs
7 January 2019
TES

Wales’ schools in crisis: Head teachers speak out about the reality of cuts, stress and pupils’ mental health
6 January 2019
Wales Online

Education reforms favour private school students, figures show
5 January 2019
The Boar

Reality check: Why did child screen advice not go further
4 January 2019
BBC News

Study suggests iGCSEs are ‘easier’ than reformed GCSEs
4 January 2019
Schools Week

DfE finally admits teacher supply has ‘worsened’
4 January 2019
TES

Geoff interviewed about study on children’s ‘screen time’ 
4 January 2019
BBC Radio Suffolk (no clip available)

New website launches to promote FE research
3 January 2019
TES

GCSE reforms unfairly favour private school pupils
3 January 2019
Education Executive