ASCL in the news

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

The North-South doctor divide: Six times as many Londoners study medicine as those from the North East
22 May 2018
Daily Mail

Ethnically mixed schools lessen hostility
22 May 2018 
BBC News

Regional gulf in university entrants revealed
22 May 2018 
TES

Schools: how to raise £1m a year
22 May 2018 
The Guardian

North East students far outnumbered in many degree subjects
22 May 2018 
Belfast Telegraph

Schools policy shouldn’t be about Tory MPs, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
18 May 2018
TES

Poorest pupils miss out on arts access cash
18 May 2018
Schools Week

Delays to compulsory sex education looking more likely
17 May 2018
Schools Week

Teacher vacancy website trial to start ‘in the next month or so’
17 May 2018
Schools Week

Lord Agnew’s latest cash-saving scheme: Stop colour photocopying
17 May 2018
Schools Week

School delay does not help summer-born, study shows
17 May 2018
BBC News

DfE sets up ‘online safety working group’ to advise schools
17 May 2018
Schools Week

Impact of school funding crisis is set to deepen, says ASCL
17 May 2018
Education Executive

Funding ‘nightmare’ means 77% of schools cut jobs
17 May 2018
TES

School business leaders warn of cuts to pupil support and staff numbers
17 May 2018
Schools Week

Hull parents have their say on SATs tests … and why they want to boycott them
17 May 2018
Hull Daily Mail

Hanley Castle High School headteacher criticises government plans to hand £50m to existing grammar schools
16 May 2018
Worcester News and Malvern Gazette

Do Sats really matter – and if so, to whom?
15 May 2018
BBC News

These tests only measure a little bit of you – the teachers’ letters that go viral
15 May 2018
The Guardian

F40 and ASCL agree to work together to campaign for fair funding for schools
15 May 2018
Education Executive

Pupils banned from wearing watches in exams amid concerns about cheating
15 May 2018
Daily Telegraph

GCSEs start today and here’s what the new grades mean for pupils starting their exams
14 May 2018
Plymouth Herald, Cornwall Live and Devon Live

Councils forced to raid funds for overstretched state schools to support rise in number of special needs children
14 May 2018
The Independent

Need to know: key stage 2 SATs
14 May 2018
TES

Malcolm interviewed about the £50m for grammar school places
12 May 2018
Talk Radio (starts at 6:25)

School funding crisis: Union leaders hit out at grammar school cash amid crisis in Sheffield schools
11 May 2018
Sheffield Star

Theresa May revives grammar schools plan with £50m boost
11 May 2018
Huffington Post

Government to pump £50 million into grammar schools in England
11 May 2018
Metro

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on grammar school announcement
11 May 2018
Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live (starts at 1:03:00),Talk Radio and BBC Radio Wales 

Grammars to be handed £50million cash boost to build extra classrooms … but schools must prove they’re doing enough to help poorer families
11 May 2018
Daily Mail

Grammar school expansion returns backed with £200m fund
11 May 2018
TES

Grammar schools given £50m by Government to take on more pupils
11 May 2018
iNews

Grammar schools given £50m boost to expand under controversial new Government plans
11 May 2018
Evening Standard

Grammar schools in England to get £50m expansion fund
11 May 2018
The Guardian

School leaders fume at £50m funding for grammar expansion
11 May 2018
ITV News

Grammar and faith schools get green light to expand
11 May 2018
BBC News Online

Grammar schools to get £50m expansion
11 May 2018
Brighton Argus and 106 other regional newspapers.

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans
11 May 2018
Talk Radio

Controversial £50m cash boost to expand grammar schools
11 May 2018
Sky News

Is the new teacher career strategy a game-changer? writes ASCL Gen Sec Geoff Barton
10 May 2018
TES

Former Bury St Edmunds headteacher Geoff Barton to use Suffolk experience in key role reducing teacher workload
10 May 2018
Sudbury Mercury and East Anglian Daily Times

Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children ‘could be failed by mental health plans’
9 May 2018
TES

Government criticised for ignoring apprentices in mental health plans
9 May 2018
FE Week

New report says kids can’t read analog clocks anymore
9 May 2018
Deseret News and 8 more US websites.

Need to know: The NAHT conference, what you missed
8 May 2018
TES

Why is Hinds suddenly letting teachers get on with the job?
7 May 2018
TES

DfE looking at resilience measure for trainee teachers
7 May 2018
Schools Week

Why the days of the analog clock are (and should be!) number
7 May 2018
Slate and 90 more international websites

Heads tell Hinds: Now end forced academisation of inadequate schools
4 May 2018
TES

Teachers to be offered year’s paid sabbatical to improve retention
4 May 2018
The Guardian

Schools are not the silver bullet to fix all of society’s problems, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
4 May 2018
TES

National supply teacher agency database open from September
4 May 2018
Schools Week

School day trip visa warning after Brexit
3 May 2018
EU Reporter

School day trip visa warning post-Brexit
3 May 2018
Education Executive

State schools ‘spoon-feed’ pupils leaving them unable to cope when they get to university, vice-chancellor warns
2 May 2018
Daily Mail

‘Spoon-fed’ state pupils are unable to cope at uni, claims ex-private school head
2 May 2018
TES

Parents told that sick children must sit all Sats exams as calls for boycott grow
2 May 2018
The Independent 

British schools are replacing analog clocks with digital ones to help clueless students
2 May 2018
The Washington Post

Blog by ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist Suzanne O'Farrell on preparing students for GCSEs
2 May 2018
SecEd

Brexit could make ‘UK teacher shortage worse’ negotiators are warned
1 May 2018
TES

School day trip visa warning post-Brexit
1 May 2018
BBC News