November 2018

College-run academy trusts in trouble
30 November 2018
FE Week

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about school behaviour policies following incident at local school
30 November 2018
BBC Radio Leicester (item starts at 1.09.35) 

‘We’re not even on the verge of a funding crisis,’ says DfE schools tsar
30 November 2018
TES

Broken bones and gang attacks – the violence engulfing heads
30 November 2018
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about unconditional offers
29 November 2018
BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show (starts at 37.20)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton quoted on news bulletins on unconditional offers to universities 
29 November 2018
BBC Radio 4 (starts at 1:05:02)
Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music and on various local radio stations

Unconditional offers used to ‘get people through door’
29 November 2018
BBC News

More than one in three students offered place on degree regardless of exam grades
29 November 2018
The Independent

Third of 18-year-olds receive unconditional offers
29 November 2018
TES

Third of 18-year-olds received unconditional offers from universities
29 November 2018
NW Mail & 103 news websites

When do teachers decide that enough is enough?
28 November 2018
TES

Parents want more say in what schools teach
28 November 2018
TES

Parents rate pupil confidence above subject knowledge
28 November 2018
TES

Headteachers stress importance of being prepared
27 November 2018
iNews

Why Ofqual won’t be rescuing languages
26 November 2018
TES

Need to know: Cuts and curriculum financial planning
26 November 2018
TES

Lengthy school reports are ‘burdensome’ for teachers and should move to shorter versions, panel concludes
24 November 2018
Daily Telegraph

Guilty teachers in shortage subjects escape bans
23 November 2018
TES

I bet Lord Agnew a bottle of Liebfraumilch that I can find savings in the DfE, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
22 November 2018
TES

‘Stressed and undervalued’ – but (most) teachers still love the job
22 November 2018
TES

£3,000 for a school trip – you must be joking?
22 November 2018
The Guardian

Take the grind out of school, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton in his latest blog
21 November 2018
SecEd

Ofqual won’t relax grade boundaries for science and MFL A-levels
21 November 2018
Schools Week

Hinds wants next teacher pay deal to boost recruitment
21 November 2018
TES

An ex-army officer is to become Skinners’ Kent Academy’s new head teacher as revolutionary principal Sian Carr stands down
21 November 2018
Kent Live

Corbyn praises teachers who buy food for hungry pupils
21 November 2018
TES

Labour would scrap GCSE resits policy, Angela Rayner says
21 November 2018
The Independent

Labour: we’ll end compulsory GCSE maths and English resits
21 November 2018
The Guardian

Labour would scrap GCSE maths and English resit policy
21 November 2018
Education Executive

Angela Rayner: Labour will scrap GCSE resits for college students
21 November 2018
iNews

Labour vows to scrap GCSE resits policy
21 November 2018
TES

Don’t force school pupils to accept unconditional offers ahead of other university places, school leaders urge
20 November 2018
Schools Week

Unconditional offers. Letter from universities and other organisations including ASCL
20 November 2018
The Times

MAT and uni chiefs call for reform of unconditional offers
20 November 2018
TES

Most teachers ‘facing budget cuts and bigger classes’
20 November 2018
TES

University and school leaders urge overhaul of unconditional offers system
20 November 2018
Brunel University London

Schools with sixth forms ‘failing on careers advice’
18 November 2018
Schools Week & FE Week

Norfolk teachers could strike in the new year over funding cuts
17 November 2018
Eastern Daily Press

Two-thirds of teachers say GCSE flight path starts too early
16 November 2018
TES

Funding in schools: the reality behind the figures
16 November 2018
Education Executive

Schools force pupils to focus on GCSE curriculum from age of 11
16 November 2018
The Times

Let’s not forget the other major policy scrap in Whitehall
15 November 2018
TES

More and more schools are battling grinding pupil poverty, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton in his TES blog
15 November 2018
TES

Over £100,000 Salford parent school fines not going back into schools
15 November 2018
Salford Star

Social media and school communication, blog by ASCL Online Editor Sally Jack
14 November 2018
SecEd

Nearly three in ten teachers deliver relationships and sex education classes with no training
14 November 2018
FE News

ASCL Immediate Past President Carl Ward on panel in live debate on arts education in schools
14 November 2018
BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Thousands of schools to miss out on improvement funding
14 November 2018
TES

Schools told to cut down data collection burden for teachers
14 November 2018
SecEd

ASCL President Richard Sheriff interviewed on the subject of bullying in schools 
13 November 2018
Talk Radio (click on 1400-1430, starts approx 22.20)

Three in ten teachers deliver RSE with no training
13 November 2018
TES

Report on the use of isolation booths in schools, featuring interview with ASCL President Richard Sheriff
12 November 2018
BBC News at 6 (no clip available)
BBC national radio news bulletins, including BBC Radio 2 at 5pm (item starts at 02.53)

Headteachers blame funding cuts as fewer children say schools deal with bullying effectively
12 November 2018
The Independent

‘Hundreds of pupils spend week in school isolation booths’
12 November 2018
BBC News

Teachers want schools held to account for off-rolled pupils
11 November 2018
TES

What parents think about banning smartphones in schools
11 November 2018
Leicester Mercury

Society needs to decide the kind of education service it is prepared to pay for, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
9 November 2018
TES

School exchanges for the 21st century
9 November 2018
TES

Under-fire Ofsted plans research to assess impact of school funding cuts
9 November 2018
Schools Week

‘Teachers work almost a full day more in hours per week than public estimates.’ 
8 November 2018
The Guide, Liverpool

Britain’s teachers work one of longest weeks in world
8 November 2018
Yorkshire Post

British teachers work harder than peers in most other countries, study finds
8 November 2018
The Independent

‘Teachers work almost a full day more in hours per week than public estimates.’
8 November 2018
Daily Mail and 88 local newspapers

State school funding is suffering. We must face this candidly if we are to improve Cambridge admissions
7 November 2018
Varsity

5 reasons the school funding crisis will continue
6 November 2018
TES

Schools need austerity to end, not little extras. Blog by shadow schools minister Mike Kane
6 November 2018
TES

Region’s schools face potential strike action as teachers hit out at lack of cash in Chancellor’s Budget
6 November 2018
The Portsmouth News

Teachers consider industrial action after one-off bonus in Budget for ‘little extras’
5 November 2018
The Independent

Ray Fearon: “It would be very difficult to make it now – kids don’t have the opportunities I did”
5 November 2018
South West Londoner

40% more MFL teacher trainees needed for 2020
5 November 2018
TES

Unions make ‘unprecedented’ move over school spending, as new figures show funding down £1.7bn
5 November 2018
Schools Week

Strikes could follow unions’ survey on funding crisis
5 November 2018
TES

‘Audit culture’ causing staff burnout in schools, report finds
5 November 2018
The Guardian

DfE to reduce data collection, and 6 more responses on workload
5 November 2018
Schools Week

Three education unions respond to Budget announcement
5 November 2018
Education Executive

Need to know: What are the unions doing about funding? 
5 November 2018
TES

‘Audit culture’ causing staff burnout in schools, report finds
5 November 2018
Yahoo News

Halfon: Give schools their own NHS-style 10 year plan
4 November 2018
Schools Week

The problem with Hammond’s ‘little extras’ budget pledge
3 November 2018
Schools Week

Five quick fixes to help teacher retention, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
2 November 2018
TES

Retention of teachers becomes urgent as pupil numbers soar
2 November 2018
Personnel Today

‘GoCompare’ style app will level playing field for poorer students, minister says
2 November 2018
The Independent