September 2017

ASCL’s views on education news, as reported in the media.

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teacher shortages may lead to pay rise above 1% cap, Truss hints' 
30 September 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Textbooks in classrooms will near extinction by 2020'
29 September 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted to inspect outstanding schools more often (and bring back themed reports'
29 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted: A re-think on lesson observations, and eight other plans revealed today'
29 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted wants to change the law so it can inspect multi-academy trusts'
29 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Should we trust teachers' choice of textbooks or defer to the DfE?'
29 September 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'Show me a great school and I'll show you a rich, pulsing culture of the arts at its core'
29 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'The rise and fall of the textbook'
29 September 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary on discussion show with Sir Micahel Wilshaw about exam malpractice in KS2 tests
29 September 2017
BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show (1:16:25)

Interview with Director of Public Affiars Malcolm Trobe regarding letter by headteachers on school funding
28 Septmber 2017
LBC Radio (no clip available) 

ASCL quoted in an article 'Secondary schools left 'demoralised' by DfE's Progress 8 error'
27 September 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes in ‘As Labour outlines its vision for education, Angela Rayner should remember the importance of allowing teachers to teach’
25 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Almost 9 in 10 schools still face cuts under new funding plans, unions warn'
25 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Third of state schools in cash deficit'
25 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article '88 per cent of schools ‘still facing cuts’
25 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Education Funding – you get what you pay for'
25 September 2017
FE Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Government ‘starving’ post-16 education, says AoC president'
23 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Will MATs undermine the national fairer funding formula?'
22 September 2017
TES
TES (2)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teachers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on classroom supplies'
22 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Now schools are asking parents to pay for toilet paper'
22 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'The lack of bare necessities are why teachers can’t rest at ease'
22 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted plans to change inspections to ‘catch good before they fall’
22 September 2017
Oxford Mail, News & Star, Times & Star

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted proposes waiting two years to fully inspect schools 'at risk of decline'
21 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted sets out plans to shake up short inspections'
21 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Number of arts pupils taking arts subjects at GCSE falls to lowest level in a decade, report finds'
21 September 2017
Yorkshire Post

ASCL quoted in an article 'GCSE students are ditching arts subjects'
21 September 2017
The Sun

ASCL quoted in an article 'Exam entries for arts subjects 'fall to lowest level in a decade'
21 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Arts exam entries tumble to lowest for a decade'
21 September 2017
Yorkshire Post

ASCL quoted in an article 'Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'
20 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'School leaders say £2bn more a year is needed to off-set real-terms cuts'
20 September 2017
SecEd

ASCL Parliamentary and Inclusion Specialist Anna Cole writes 'Mental Health: Prevention and intervention'
20 September 2017
SecEd

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'The dispossessed in our system'
20 September 2017
SecEd

ASCL quoted in an article 'Festival set to break educational borders'
19 September 2017
Bury Free Press

ASCL quoted in an article 'NAO: efforts to improve teacher training show little value for money'
18 September 2017
Public Finance

ASCL quoted in an article 'Why we must invest in arts education to safeguard our economic future'
18 September 2017
Ipswich Star

ASCL quoted in an article 'New funding system for schools not sustainable in long term'
18 September 2017
Public Sector Executive

ASCL quoted widely in national and regional media on religious education in schools, including

18 September 2017
Daily Mail
Express Tribune

17 September 2017
BBC Radio Nottingham (2:12:20)

ASCL General Secretary Goeff Barton interview
BBC Breakfast (no clip available)
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'A call for churches to step p after report shows schools aren't teaching RE'
17 September 2017
Premier

ASCL quoted in an article 'Over a third of secondary schools are 'breaking the law' because they don't teach religious education'
17 Septmber 2017
Daily Mirror

ASCL quoted in 'Religious education not provided for many school pupils, suggest campaigners'
17 September 2017
Asian Image and widely in regional newspaper websites 

ASCL quoted in an article 'As exclusion rates rocket the human cost mounts'
15 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'It's important that teachers' pay remains competitive' and Evidence-driven funding: the 'key' to real change?'
15 September 2017
TES (1)
TES (2)

ASCL quoted in an article 'The democratic defict facing England's schools'
15 September 2017
TES
TES (2)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Two-thirds of schools have no vote in elections that could determine their future'
15 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Greening calls for 'comptetitive' teachers' pay to improve recruitment'
15 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in articles 'SATs scrapped for seven year-olds by 2023', and 'Primary schools to get at least £3,500 per pupil
15 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Change at least a third of staff to get turnaround success'
15 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Carter: Is your school an 'improving decliner'?
15 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'New funding formula for English schools is 'recycling', say heads'
14 September 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Justine Greening announces end to 'school funding lottery'
14 September 2017
iNews

ASCL quoted in an article 'Justine Greening hails 'historic' school funding forms'
14 September 2017
Sky News

ASCL quoted in an article 'Primary schools to get minimum funding of £3,500 per pupil'
14 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Labour attacks Tories 'historic' new funding for schools as a real-term cut'
14 September 2017
Daily Mirror

ASCL quoted in an article 'KS1 SATs will only be scrapped if baseline works'
14 September 2017
Schools Week 

ASCL quoted in an article 'Historic' schools funding change confirmed'
14 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Education Secretary pledges more money per pupil under school funding reforms'
14 September 2017
NW Evening Mail

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes ‘Why do we let Ofsted scare us so easily?’
14 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Sixth form courses under threat as funding reaches crisis point'
13 September 2017
SecEd

ASCL quoted in an article 'No guarantee secondaries will receive per pupil funding ministers promised'
13 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'School bosses get union fire safety guidance after Grenfell Tower disaster'
13 September 2017
Lancashire Telegraph

ASCL quoted in an article 'Reverse school cuts, unions demand'
13 September 2017
Lancashire Telegraph

Article by ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton 'Teachers are long overdue a ‘decent’ pay rise, says former Suffolk headteacher
12 September 2017
East Anglian Daily Times

ASCL quoted in an article 'Heads demand better pay deal for teachers as public sector cap is lifted'
12 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Kids stuck in fire-trap classrooms'
12 September 2017
Morning Star

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on teacher retention and pay following NAO and OECD reports today
12 September 2017
BBC News Channel (item starts at 15:49 – available for limited time).

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teachers’ pay cut by 12% in England, but rises in other advanced countries'
12 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'The 6 most important things in today’s OECD briefing'
12 September 2017
Newburgh Gazette

ASCL quoted in an article 'Government ‘cannot show’ it is doing enough to keep teachers in the classroom, warns watchdog'
12 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'School heads ‘struggle to recruit teachers as pupil numbers rise’
12 September 2017
Yorkshire Post (no link available)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teacher recruitment not keeping up with rising pupil numbers, watchdog warns'
12 September 2017
North West Evening Mail

ASCL quoted in an article 'Sunderland College backs MP call for fair student funding deal'
12 September 2017
Sun FM

ASCL quoted in an article 'Average teacher received ‘paltry’ 0.6% pay rise last year'
11 September 2017
TES

Interview with ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton on Sky News following decision of parents to remove son from school in ‘pupil gender row’
11 September 2017
(no clip available)

ASCL quoted in an article 'Teachers ‘scared’ to teach lessons on 9/11 terror attack'
10 September 2017
Daily Telegraph

Ofsted sets up helpline to ensure inspectors understand new GCSEs
8 September 2017
TES

Ofsted to use ‘strong pass’ of GCSE grade 5 to judge schools
8 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article ‘Support our students’: MP Nic Dakin demands more funding for sixth-formers
7 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Urgent investment needed for sixth forms'
7 September 2017
FE Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'Poor pupils eschew music and sports clubs for more core tuition'
7 September 2017
Schools Week

ASCL quoted in an article 'MPs urged to back funding boost for sixth form students'
7 September 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed on BBC Look East over rising pupil population and the provision of school places.
6 September 2017
(no clip available)

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton writes 'The start of term is surely the perfect time to end education’s political ping-pong match'
6 September 2017
TES

ASCL quoted in an article 'Government urged to confirm university tuition fee levels'
6 September 2017
Birmingham Mail and 122 other local newspapers

ASCL quoted in an article 'Heads say university applicants must know tuition fees'
6 September 2017
BBC News

ASCL quoted in an article 'Schools open doors to ‘more unfilled teacher posts’
6 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Winchester College under investigation for ‘irregularities’ over exams'
5 September 2017
Southern Daily Echo

ASCL quoted in an article 'People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs'
5 September 2017
The Guardian

ASCL quoted in an article 'Leicester headteacher asks retired teachers to work for free'
1 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’
1 September 2017
BBC News Online

ASCL quoted in an article 'Ofsted to ask headteachers how they plan to reduce teachers’ workload'
1 September 2017
TES

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton interviewed 1 September 2017 on several national and regional TV and radio programmes

Paul Ross Breakfast Show on the value of education.
Talk Radio (09:00)

Good Morning Britain with Richard Watts, of the Local Government Association, on provision of secondary school places.
Good Morning Britain (starts approx 38:40)

Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today by Justin Webb on Ofqual review of exam setting process following allegations of exam leaks.
BBC Radio 4 Today (Item starts at approx 2:37:10)

Main news headlines on BBC Radio Leicester about impact on schools of funding crisis,
BBC Radio Leicester (Items begins at start of programme, and 1:09:00)