October 2017

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We need to change the story we tell about our profession - to the world and to ourselves'
26 October 2017
TES

A joint union action took place on 24 October 2017 with a lobby of parliament to highlight the cuts to funding in schools and colleges. This received wide coverage in national and regional media including:

TV and radio
interviews with BBC Radio 4, BBC Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, Channel 5 News, Good Morning Britain and ITV news programmes.

ASCL General Secretary writes 'Today's lobby is about whether our government values education enough to fund it properly'
TES

Parents and teachers take school cuts march to Westminster
Huffington Post

Teachers lobby Chancellor for school funding
Yorkshire Post

More than 1,000 school funding campiagners to descend on Parliament today
TES

School funding cuts concerns will see parents and teachers lobby Parliament
Cornwall Live

Teachers lobby Parliament against school funding cuts 
Nursery World

Sussex parents and teachers join mass lobby against school cuts
Spirit FM

Teachers and parents from north-east join protest outside Parliamnet calling for more funding for schools
Northern Echo

Teachers and parents join forces in protest
Basildon Echo

Norfolk teachers, unions and parents to attend lobby at Parlliament over school funding crisis today
Eastern Daily Press

Extra funding for Uttoxeter schools 'not enough' to cover rocketing cost of education - trust chief
Burton Mail

Angela Rayner: teachers resorting to food banks to survive
TES

Parents and teachers from across country to lobby Parliament over school cuts
Belfast Telegraph

Cornwall takes school funding fight to Parliament
Pirate FM
Former Bury St Edmunds headteacher speaks out over schoools funding as mass lobby takes place
East Anglian Daily Times

ASCL quoted in an article 'Disappeared: the headteachers sacked and gagged by academy trusts'
24 October 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Could teaching assistants provide the solution to the recruitment crisis?'
23 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in several regional papers 'Unhealthy food sold at many secondary schools hindering good eating, says study'
20 October 2017
North West Evening Mail

ASCL quoted in an article 'MAT employees asked to relocate 100 miles away after not reading small print'
20 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Recruitment crisis causes explosion in number of assistant heads'
20 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Government announces details of postgraduate teaching apprenticeships'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'We all need to understand what a powerful, knowledge-rich curriculum really looks like'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Too many generals, not enough troops?'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Size matter swhen you're being forced to cut costs'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Confirmed: Teacher apprentices will be paid on unqualified scale'
19 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Prepare for lower-than-predicted budgets, councils warn schools'
19 October 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We must not let a mechanistic view of education push us to dismantle the very features in our schools that the rest of the world craves'
18 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Support our Sixth Formers: DfE urged to redirect 16-19 underspend'
17 October 2017
FE Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted wins sex discrimination appeal'
13 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Spielman: Schools teach too much to league tables'
13 October 2017
Schools Week Edit | Delete

ASCL quoted in an article 'New GCSE grades pushing down results'
13 October 2017
Schools Week Edit | Delete

ASCL quoted in an article 'EBacc hits languages barrier'
13 October 2017
Schools Week Edit | Delete

ASCL quoted in an article 'Confusion reigns over double-science pass thresholds'
13 October 2017

Schools Week Edit | Delete

ASCL quoted in an article 'GCSE results show first drop in EBacc entries as languages decline'
12 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Disadvantaged pupils learning watered-down curriculum, says Ofsted'
11 October 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teaching to the test gives 'hollow understanding'
11 October 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted publishes curriculum review preliminary findings'
11 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted: Exam factroy schools risking pupils' futures'
11 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teaching to the test gives pupils 'hollowed out understanding' - Ofsted chief'
11 October 2017
Cumbria Times and Star

ASCL quoted in an article 'Research: Progress 8 scores suggest inspection findings are not 'arbitrary'
11 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Weak pupils 'blocked' to boost GCSEs'
11 October 2017
Daily Mail

ASCL Parliamentary and Inclusion Specialist Anna Ford interviewed on peer-on-peer sexual harrassment and sexual violence
9 October 2017
BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire Show (item begins at around 1:07:00)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Subjects other than Enlgish and maths barely feature in Ofsted reports'
9 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Falmouth school head among those signing letter to Cornish MPs'
9 October 2017
Falmouth Packet

ASCL quoted in an article 'Cornwall headteachers join fight for fairer funding for students aged over 16'
8 October 2017
Cornwall Live

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools should not ban Katie Hopkins, says Prevent adviser'
6 October 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Failure to find sponsors raises 'serious' questions over academisation law'
6 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'After years of turmoil, 'boring is welcome ... but it needs a good spin'
6 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofqual rules 2016 SATs reading test was 'unduly hard'
6 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools can invite Katie Hopkins to speak, says Prevent expert'
6 October 2017
Schools Week

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'We owe it to our young people to make sure homelessness isn't an invisible issue'
4 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Education funding - you get hat you pay for'
3 October 2017
FE News

ASCL quoted in an article 'UK schools removing BC, AD dating to avoid offending non-Christians'
2 October 2017
The Christian Post

ASCL quoted in an article 'Heads gathering to discuss 'unreliable' exam grading'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'School open days: Eight things to look out for'
2 October 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Progress 8: What you need to know'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Sixth forms will close without more cash, heads warn Chancellor'
2 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in a report on 16-19 education funding letter to the Chancellor
2 October 2017
BBC Radio 4 Today (2:08:50)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes ‘Her speech might have been short on detail, but Justine Greening does appear to want to work with the profession’
1 October 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Dear Jeremy Corbyn, don't close the door on GCSE resits'
1 October 2017
TES