Issue 131 - 2024 Summer term
ASCL has been quoted widely in the media over the recent period on a range of issues.

In the news

We were pleased to welcome more than 20 members of the media to our Annual Conference in March, including representatives from the BBC, national newspapers, and sector press. The media suite was packed to the rafters as journalists reported on keynote speeches by ASCL President John Camp, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, and Shadow Secretary of State for Education Bridget Phillipson, among others.

New General Secretary Pepe Di’Iasio has been busy with interviews at the start of his tenure, setting out his vision for the association in sit-downs with TES, Schools Week and the i, as well as in Leader of course. Pepe has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme to speak about the impact that WhatsApp lowering its age limit from 16 to 13 will have on schools and young people.

ASCL’s policy team has continued to share their expertise on a broad range of issues. Director of Policy Julie McCulloch’s op-ed for Schools Week tackled the thorny issue of government by expectation, and the shift towards using non-statutory guidance as opposed to legislation, while the latest article by ASCL SEND and Inclusion Specialist Margaret Mulholland for SecEd provided advice for schools on tackling the rise in online misogyny.

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