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ASCL wants next year’s grades pegged to pre-Covid standards

School leaders’ union ASCL wants next year’s grades to be pegged back to pre-Covid standards, warning it is “difficult...

Samantha Booth
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Geoff Barton to serve second term as ASCL leader

Geoff Barton is to serve a second term as general secretary of the ASCL school leadership union, after being...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ditch ideology and ‘knowledge-rich mantras’ to fix education, union leader tells ministers

Ministers must ditch “ideology, politicking and knowledge-rich mantras” and acknowledge a “relatively small number of changes” are needed to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Catch-up funding could be nearly ‘wiped out’ by Covid safety costs, warns ASCL

Funding for pupil catch-up support could be nearly “wiped out” by the costs schools face in making their sites...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Do what’s best for pupils, even if government doesn’t like it, Barton tells heads

Schools leaders should defy the government and snub GCSE English to help the “forgotten third” of pupils destined to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Features

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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker