December 2018

The top 10 education books of 2018
31 December 2018
TES

Labour demands inquiry into how GCSE reform has benefited private schools
30 December 2018
The Guardian

Exam reforms boost private pupils in race for universities
30 December 2018
The Observer

The TES Podcast: The highs and lows of 2018
21 December 2018
TES 

New Ofsted inspections will not examine internal school data
21 December 2018
TES

ASCL’s comment on Sutton Trust’s ‘Chain Effects’ report about multi-academy trusts mentioned in interview with Becky Francis 
20 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 Today programme (item starts at about 53.00)

‘There is reason to hope amid the gloom in education’, blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
20 December 2018
TES

Let’s stick with academies rather than twisting again, blog byASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch
20 December 2018
Schools Week

Most academy chains perform below average for disadvantaged pupils, research shows
20 December 2018
Education Executive

Two thirds of academy school groups are performing below national average for disadvantaged students
20 December 2018
The Sun

Two-thirds of academy chains ‘below average for disadvantaged pupils’
20 December 2018
TES

DfE rejects 7,000 requests by schools to wipe pupils’ GCSE scores
14 December 2018
Schools Week

Investigation: The schools that slip through the council finance net
14 December 2018
Schools Week

Interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton about school in Great Yarmouth which has set up a food bank to help struggling families
13 December 2018
BBC Look East (Item is at start of programme and expires at 7pm 14 December)

ASCL says Ofsted report fails to acknowledge funding crisis
13 December 2018
Education Executive

More students with lower A-level grades admitted to university, figures show
13 December 2018
The Independent

Ofsted research paves the way to a sunnier upland, writes ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett
11 December 2018
Schools Week

Technology ‘could end summer exam season’
11 December 2018
TES

Teachers biased against black pupils and white boys from underprivileged backgrounds, report says
11 December 2018
The Independent

Ofsted’s new framework will be better but it’s no panacea, writes ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett
10 December 2018
TES

Don’t play the blame game over the Baker clause, writes ASCL Post-16 and Colleges Specialist Kevin Gilmartin
9 December 2018
FE Week

Top-rated schools and grammars pocket the most in parental donations
7 December 2018
Schools Week

ASCL Vice President Rachael Warwick in radio discussion about the pressures on school funding and the impact on SEND provision
6 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour (first item)

Nearly a quarter of university applicants receive unconditional offers
6 December 2018
The Mancunion

Education unions analyse annual Ofsted report
5 December 2018
Education Executive

Lack of focus on school budget cuts from Ofsted chief, say head teachers
4 December 2018
Public Finance

Ofsted urged to accept that funding cuts ‘undermine schools’
4 December 2018
TES

A lack of sponsors? Simple, ditch compulsory academisation, writes ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist Stephen Rollett
4 December 2018
Schools Week

ASCL response to HMCI annual report 
4 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 Today programme (item starts at 1:04:47)

Missing special needs support ‘a national scandal’
4 December 2018
BBC News

Ofsted refuses to name and shame off-rolling suspects
4 December 2018
TES

The verdict of Wales’ top school’s watchdog chief on the nation’s teaching
4 December 2018
Wales Online

Emma Hardy: Time to stop the scandal of off-rolling troublesome pupils – and leaving them at risk of criminality
4 December 2018
Yorkshire Post

Government gives 16 grammar schools in England a share of £50m funding pot to expand
3 December 2018
The Independent

The DfE must rise to the challenge of the teacher recruitment crisis, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
3 December 2018
TES

Classroom terror stories: Adult and kid attacks on teachers are rising
3 December 2018
Daily Star

London schools teach self-defence and first aid to protect pupils from knife crime
1 December 2018
The Independent