• ASCL 'forgotten third' inquiry mulls ‘stage not age’ testing call

    An influential commission on the future of GCSEs is considering recommending an end to the comparable outcomes system and a move to “stage not age” testing of pupils. Leadership union ASCL launched its “forgotten third” inquiry last October to examine the plight of those pupils who fail to achieve a grade 4 in their GCSE

    7.00 Mar. 15th, 2019 | News

  • We must be more ‘forensic’ in funding campaign, Barton warns

    Tales of teachers having to buy equipment for their schools are “unhelpful” and are eclipsing the more serious impact of education funding cuts, the leader of a headteachers’ union has said. Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, told Schools Week heads and teachers need to find a “different

    5.00 Mar. 15th, 2019 | News

  • Hinds to announce wellbeing focus at ASCL conference

    Damian Hinds has commissioned his fifth advisory group since taking office – this time looking at boosting school teacher and leader wellbeing. The education secretary will tell the annual conference of school leaders’ union ASCL today the group will lead the government’s efforts to look at “how teachers and school leaders can be better supported

    0.01 Mar. 15th, 2019 | News