ASCL comment on result of 2024 General Election

Pepe Di’Iasio, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, responds to the result of the 2024 General Election.
We’d like to congratulate Labour on their election victory and look forward to working collaboratively with the new government to find solutions to the problems we face in education, on behalf of children and young people. ASCL has worked closely with Labour’s education team and we are optimistic about the future. The many challenges faced by schools and colleges will not disappear overnight, but we are confident that there will be a new spirit of cooperation. 

“Only by working together can we take the steps needed to end child poverty, fix the special educational needs system and ensure schools and colleges have the staff and resources they need to give all children and young people the best possible support. By working in partnership with the profession, Labour has the opportunity to put education at the front and centre of policymaking and we will be doing all we can each and every day to encourage this