January 2019

ASCL comment on Brexit-related issues in education
31 January 2019
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ASCL comment on government announcement that teachers' pay rise should be capped at 2%
31 January 2019
BBC News
Schools Week
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Interview with ASCL Cymru Director Tim Pratt on school closures due to snow
31 January 2019
BBC Radio Wales (starts at 1:40:00)

ASCL's Ethical Leadership Commission, and the new pathfinder programme in ethical leadership highlighted in article
31 January 2019
SecEd

ASCL Cymru comment on the £139m-a-year school improvement service in Wales
31 January 2019
Wales Online

ASCL comment on universities making unconditional offers to students
31 January 2019
TES

ASCL comment on the widening gap between rich and poor students at top universities for the first time in decades
31 January 2019
The Independent

ASCL comment on study which claims poorer students less likely to study GCSE history under government reforms
30 January 2019
The Independent

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on pupil exclusion figures
29 January 2019
BBC Radio Surrey Breakfast Show (begins at 1:07:20)

Coverage on ASCL's response to the announcement of the DfE's new teacher recruitment strategy
29 January 2019
Study International News

28 January 2019

Interview by Kelvin MacKenzie with ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch 
Love Sport Radio (item begins at 1:04:55)
Interviews with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton 
Matthew Wright on Talk Radio (item begins at 8:54)
Roberto Perrone on BBC Three Counties Radio (item begins at 48:20)
Eddie Nestor on BBC Radio London (item begins at 1:49:30)

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ASCL comment following joint union request for 5% pay rise for teachers and headteachers
28 January 2019
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Schools Week 

Coverage on ASCL's response to the publication of secondary school performance tables
25 January 2019
Interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton by Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio (starts at 7:28:30)
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Grantham Journal
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ASCL comment on reports the DfE issued payments to academies which then closed
25 January 2019
Schools Week 
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Media coverage following the launch of the final report of the ASCL Ethical Leadership Commission

25 January 2019
Blog by Commission Chair Carolyn Roberts
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Additional articles in
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Media coverage following publication of secondary school performance tables
25 January 2019
Education Executive
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This is the West Country
This is local London

24 January 2019
The Guardian
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BBC News
Blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
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ASCL comment in an article discussing if heads should tackle each other to end off-rolling
24 January 2019
TES

ASCL comment on warnings teachers won't receive pay rise unless schools receive extra funding
24 January 2019
TES

ASCL comment on term-time holiday fines
24 January 2019
Lincolnshire Live

ASCL comment on PAC report criticising government's handling of academy failures
23 January 2019
Schools Week
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ducation Executive

ASCL comment on PAC report which says DfE doesn't understand impact of pressure on funding in education
23 January 2019
TES

ASCL response to PAC report on DfE lack of information about asbestos in schools 
23 January 2019
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BBC News 

ASCL comment on MPs' claims parents have been kept in the dark over misused academy funds 
23 January 2019
The Times

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on about school security following an incident at a local school
22 January 2019
BBC Radio Leicester (item begins at 1.10.20)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about term time holiday fines
22 January 2019
BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, item begins at 01.30)

ASCL comment on Ofsted proposals on EBacc targets
22 January 2019
Schools Week 

Regional Officer role at ASCL featured as a top-paid job in the North East
21 January 2019
Newcastle Chronicle

ASCL response to EPI report on comparisons of GCSE results between pupils in England and Wales 
21 January 2019
Wales Online
TES
The Guardian

Article featuring ASCL's Deputy Director of Policy: Systems Duncan Baldwin comments at Education Select Committee session on AI and technology in education
19 January 2019
TES

ASCL comments on reports of settlement of legal fees between academy trusts
18 January 2019
Schools Week 

ASCL Cymru comments following changes announced to the teaching of Welsh language 
18 January 2019
Wales Online

Comments following UK stats watchdog's statement on School Cuts website funding figures
17 January 2019
Schools Week
TES

ASCL responds to Ofsted's new inspection framework proposals
17 January 2019
Education Executive

ASCL responds to comments by HMCI Amanda Spielman on college and sixth form courses 
17 January 2019
The Independent

ASCL comments on Education Secretary Damian Hinds' response to Ofsted's proposed inspection framework, and tackling teacher workload
16 January 2019
TES

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