October 2018

Extra funding for schools wasted, says Ofsted chief
31 October 2018
The Times

University to stop giving out unconditional offers
31 October 2018
Oxford Mail and 88 other local newspapers

Northamptonshire easiest place for summer babies’ parents to delay start of school
30 October 2018
Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Budget a ‘sticking plaster’ rather than sustainable, public sector experts agree
30 October 2018
Public Finance

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed by Julia Hartley-Brewer over school funding and the Chancellor’s ‘little extras’ comment
30 October 2018
Talk Radio (no clip available)

Schools don’t need ‘little extras’, Philip Hammond. They need proper funding
30 October 2018
The Guardian

Third of outstanding primaries lack top progress scores
30 October 2018
TES

Philip Hammond snaps in TV clash with Susanna Reid over ‘utterly insulting’ schools cash in the Budget
30 October 2018
Daily Mirror

Anger over chancellor’s £400m ‘little extras’ for schools
30 October 2018
BBC News

Budget 2018: Teachers react angrily to schools funding for ‘little extras’
30 October 2018
iNews

Budget 2018: Cash to cover ‘little extras’ is an insult, say teachers
30 October 2018
The Times

Teacher ‘churn’ doubles in five years, NFER study finds
30 October 2018
Schools Week

Poor job satisfaction ‘key reason’ teachers quit
30 October 2018
TES

Chancellor pledges £400m for ‘little extra’ for schools
29 October 2018
BBC News

Budget 2018: Schools get £400m capital bonus for ‘little extras’
29 October 2018
Schools Week

Winners and losers of the Budget 2019
29 October 2018
Daily Mirror

Budget 2018: #LittleExtras funding ‘deeply insulting
29 October 2018
TES

Budget 2018: Sneaky Philip Hammond promises more cash for schools – but there’s a massive catch
29 October 2018
Daily Mirror

Budget 2018: Philip Hammond slammed for giving more cash to potholes than schools
29 October 2018
Huffington Post

Schools to get £400m
29 October 2018
Brighton Argus

Budget 2018: Philip Hammond declares ‘era of austerity coming to an end’
29 October 2018
Evening Standard

Budget 2018: Philip Hammond declares an end to austerity
29 October 2018
Metro

Budget 2018. Philip Hammond ploughs more cash into Universal Credit after outrage from Tory MPs
29 October 2018
Politics Home

Philip Hammond urged to increase sixth form funding
29 October 2018
Education Executive

Hundreds of South Tyneside teenagers face compulsory rests after failing English and maths GCSEs
29 October 2018
Shields Gazette

Budget: Education unions throw down the gauntlet
28 October 2018
TES

Stop revision sessions – they don’t help anyone. Blog by Bernard Trafford
27 October 2018
TES

This is what leading figures in Yorkshire want Chancellor Philip Hammond to say in Monday’s Budget speech. Including piece from Richard
27 October 2018
Yorkshire Post

Advice on arts A levels is not government’s business, says minister
26 October 2018
Arts Professional

Six tests Monday’s Budget must meet for schools, teachers and students, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton  
26 October 2018
TES

Vix joins parents and teachers in support of SEND funding campaign
26 October 2018
Island Echo

Harrogate headteacher becomes president of national educational association
25 October 2018
Harrogate Advertiser

Campaign launched to ‘Raise the Rate’ of sixth form funding
25 October 2018
FE Week

Schools and colleges call on Chancellor to ‘Raise the Rate’ of sixth form funding
25 October 2018
Schools Week

Cash-strapped Norfolk schools call on government to fully fund teachers’ pay rises
25 October 2018
Eastern Daily Press

School building spend down 40 per cent, says Labour
25 October 2018
TES

Chancellor urged to #RaiseTheRate of funding for sixth form students
25 October 2018
FE News

A third of pupils facing compulsory resits as top performing schools revealed
25 October 2018
Romford Recorder and similar stories in 4 other local newspapers

Boost 16-18 funding by £200 per student, Hammond told
25 October 2018
TES

Editor’s view: Schoolkids’ Shakespeare blind spot supports mounting evidence against EBacc
25 October 2018
The Stage

Schools face ‘severe’ pay rise funding shortfall
24 October 2018
TES

Local MP supports Uxbridge College in #CollegesWeek
24 October 2018
FE News

Summer baby school delays. Parents face postcode lottery
24 October 2018
BBC News

Wigan teens struggling to pass English and maths GCSEs
23 October 2018
Wigan Today and similar stories in 3 other local newspapers

Hundreds of North Tyneside teenagers facing compulsory resits
22 October 2018
News Guardian

Need to know: Ofsted’s new inspection framework
22 October 2018
TES

Shock as third of Shropshire GCSE students fail to hit maths and English standard
21 October 2018
Shropshire Star

Investigation: Women headteachers face death threats, assaults and cyberbullying
21 October 2018
Schools Week

‘More than a third’ of GCSE pupils failed at English and maths this year in Oxfordshire
21 October 2018
Oxford Mail

Why hundreds of Coventry teenagers face GCSE resits
21 October 2018
Coventry Live

Budget supermarket Lidl launches Oxford University scholarship for students to study German
20 October 2018
Daily Telegraph

Shock as 40pc of GCSE students fail to hit maths and English standard
20 October 2018
Wolverhampton Express and Star and similar localised reports in 3 other local news websites

As we arrive at half-term, 5 reasons to be cheerful, blog by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
19 October 2018
TES

ASCL Director of Policy Julie McCulloch interviewed about the reliability of exams
19 October 2018
BBC Radio Gloucestershire (Item starts 2:08:36)

GCSE failures worst in region
19 October 2018
Blackpool Gazette

Thousands of Wirral teenagers face compulsory resits
19 October 2018
Wirral Globe

A third of Worcestershire students fail English and maths GCSEs
19 October 2018
Malvern Gazette and Worcester News, and similar localised reports in This is Local London, Wimbledon Guardian, Staffordshire Live, Derbyshire Times, Belper News

Schools prepare for January consultation over Ofsted plans
19 October 2018
SecEd

Thousands of Lancashire kids face compulsory GCSE resits
18 October 2018
2BR

Nearly half Isle of Wight pupils failed to pass their English and Maths GCSE
18 October 2018
On The Wight

‘Back off our curriculum,’ heads tell ministers and Ofsted
17 October 2018
TES

Our children are so much more than grades’. Blog by Roy Blatchford on ASCL Commission of Inquiry
16 October 2018
TES

ASCL launches inquiry into GCSE results as 57% fail to get ‘strong’ pass
16 October 2018
Schools Week

Heads launch ‘commission of inquiry’ over GCSE results
16 October 2018
TES

Commission of inquiry also mentioned in The Times on this link
16 October 2018
The Times

No deal Brexit would be ‘damaging’ to teacher supply
15 October 2018
TES

Union leaders urge teachers to write to MPs before budget decisions
15 October 2018
Education Executive

The education week that was: Dodgy DfE data and crumbling classrooms
14 October 2018
TES

Lessons Learned? A life in education. By Brian Lightman
14 October 2018
Schools Week

‘Anathematos’, the teacher-poet who calls pupils ‘vile unwashed’ too scared to show his face
14 October 2018
The Sunday Times

Unions back shadow minister’s food insecurity bill
13 October 2018
Schools Week

School leaders warn music education is in danger of ‘disappearing’
13 October 2018
Yorkshire Post

Teachers feeling ‘deep injustice’ at judges’ ‘extraordinary’ pay plan
12 October 2018
TES

Judges v teachers: same problems, different pay
12 October 2018
TES

Ofsted to ease judgements on school exam results
12 October 2018
Public Finance

ASCL/TES survey on capital funding. Call for major building programme to tackle ‘national decay’
12 October 2018
TES

ASCL/TES survey on capital funding. 70% of school buildings ‘not fit for purpose’
12 October 2018
TES

ASCL/TES survey on capital funding. Raindrops keep falling on our heads. The reality of crumbling schools
12 October 2018
TES

Ofsted will look beyond exam grades to assess schools
12 October 2018
The Times

Minister’s £340k free schools flop revealed
12 October 2018
Schools Week

Inclusive schools ‘clobbered’ after DfE tightens guidance on pupil removals
12 October 2018
Schools Week

Ofsted inspectors to stop using exam results as key mark of success
11 October 2018
The Guardian

We must tell pupils how we tackle our anxieties, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton
11 October 2018
TES

Watch: Unions come together in call for funding
11 October 2018
TES

Halt UTC expansion and recruit at 16, says think tank
11 October 2018
Schools Week

Technical colleges accused of failure
11 October 2018
The Times

Scrap UTC 14-19 model, says former schools minister in latest damning report
11 October 2018
FE Week

Schools with worst progress scores 9 times more likely to be ‘inadequate’
11 October 2018
Schools Week

‘Strong’ link between Progress 8 and Ofsted ratings 
11 October 2018
TES

Northern heads launch school funding campaign
11 October 2018
TES

Music lessons in schools at risk unless government funds teacher pay rise, councils warn
10 October 2018
The Independent

More than a thousand secondary school starters in Doncaster didn’t achieve SAT standard
9 October 2018
Doncaster Free Press & Sheffield Star

SFCA to launch campaign calling for huge 16 to 18 funding rate increase
8 October 2018
FE Week

Children’s mental health services in England ‘buckling under strain.’ 
8 October 2018
Yorkshire Post

RSCs have ‘escalated’ 21 decisions about schools to ministers
8 October 2018
Schools Week

Mental health services turn away one in four children referred for care
8 October 2018
The Times

‘Gaps’ in mental health services failing children
7 October 2018
TES

Tens of thousands of children in England rejected for mental health treatment
7 October 2018
The Guardian

Schools left to pick up the pieces as 1 in 4 pupils turned away from mental health services
7 October 2018
Schools Week

Number of children referred to mental health services in England rises by a quarter
7 October 2018
The Independent

Private school cuts pay if pupil numbers dip
6 October 2018
Schools Week

DfE school funding claims face watchdog investigation
4 October 2018
BBC News

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed about investigation into DfE use of statistics on school funding
4 October 2018
BBC 6 O'Clock News (Item starts at 09.40)

The DfE’s position on funding cuts is robotically facile, writes ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton 
4 October 2018
TES

Whitehall accused of using ‘distorted information’ on education spending
4 October 2018
LocalGov

Teenage boys share offensive memes about Holocaust and rape to score ‘lad points’, expert says
4 October 2018
The Independent

There’s a crucial fact missing when Theresa May bleats on about education spending
4 October 2018
The Canary

Ofsted: Are you ready for September 2019? Blog by ASCL Inspections and Accountability Specialist Stephen Rollett
3 October 2018
SecEd

Private school fees in minister’s funding claims
3 October 2018
BBC News

Stats watchdog launches investigations into ministers’ ‘disingenuous’ use of data
3 October 2018
Schools Week

Hinds criticised for neglecting school funding in conference speech
2 October 2018
Schools Week

Schools ‘will have to axe staff to afford teacher pay rises’ warn heads in open letter
2 October 2018
Daily Mirror

Premier League to be drafted into schools to make kids more competitive, Education Secretary announces
2 October 2018
The Sun

Anger as most schools left out of combustible cladding ban
2 October 2018
TES

New government funding for schools and colleges is ‘drop in the ocean’, headteachers say
2 October 2018
The Independent

Hinds pledges £10m to help teachers deal with bad behaviour
2 October 2018
Schools Week

Tuition fees counted in school spending claims
2 October 2018
BBC News

Hinds’ ‘world class’ vision: sport, 3Rs and better behaviour
2 October 2018
TES

Former Ofsted inspector warns inspections are ‘not very accurate’
2 October 2018
Schools Week

Two-fifths of teachers would quit for job overseas
1 October 2018
TES

ASCL praises Westminster budget cuts protest
1 October 2018
Education Executive

Taking lasting action; effectively tackling teacher workload
1 October 2018
Education Executive