ASCL general secretary Q&A on school closures

20th March 2020

Following the announcements on school closures and the cancellation of this year’s exam series, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has written to members of the association Why are [read more]

Unions respond to key worker list

20th March 2020

The Association of School and College Leaders and the National Education Union have commented on government guidance about sectors prioritised for educational provision during the coronavirus crisis Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of [read more]

How the coronavirus is impacting edtech

20th March 2020

With edtech conferences being cancelled all over the world, how will the sector be impacted? Covid-19 – the coronavirus – is currently sweeping the world, and – thanks, in part, to scaremongering media and misinformation [read more]

NEU publish video statement on coronavirus

19th March 2020

A video statement has been published by the National Education Union this afternoon. In it, joint general secretaries Kevin Courtney and Dr Mary Bousted explain the NEU’s call on Boris Johnson to close schools and colleges [read more]

Unions comment on suspension of inspections

19th March 2020

The National Education Union and the Association of School and College Leaders have commented on the suspension of Ofsted inspections due to coronavirus Commenting on the decision by the education secretary to instruct Ofsted to [read more]

Ofsted: All routine inspections suspended

17th March 2020

The secretary of state has allowed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector to temporarily suspend all routine inspections of schools, further education, early years and social care providers Ofsted have released the following statement: Urgent inspections where [read more]

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