• 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

  • Halfon: Give schools their own NHS-style 10 year plan

    Education needs a ten-year funding plan like the one drawn up for the NHS, the chair of the parliamentary education committee has said. Writing in Schools Week, Robert Halfon (pictured), a former education minister and Conservative Party deputy chairman, said it was “inexplicable and astonishing” that the health service can have a ten-year funding and

    5.00 Nov. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Geoff Barton, general secretary-designate, Association of School and College Leaders

    Geoff Barton strides around his school with the pride of a parent whose child has won a prize for being the best in everything. As he paces the corridors, talking about the debating team’s successes, espousing the virtues of a Shanghai exchange programme and introducing pupils left, right, and centre, it is hard to imagine

    5.00 Mar. 10th, 2017 | Features