General Secretary, the Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL). Previously, English teacher and headteacher.

Suffolk, Leicester & beyond
Joined March 2009
Geoff Barton retweeted
Reform of Ofsted is crucial if we are to unleash the creativity of our leaders and teachers
"It's time once again to reform Ofsted. So how do we do it?": my @ASCL_UK blog setting out some initial thoughts: buff.ly/3wzG2CV
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The view from here: (a) Molly B insisting it’s time for her walk; and (b) the subsequent evening walk. With all best wishes to you, whatever your role, ahead of another week of who-knows-what.
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EVERY child to be eligible for free tuition under new plan, says the headline. Read the small print and it’s just a plan to keep up National Tutoring Programme funding. Which doesn’t begin to cover every child.
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The view from here: Suffolk shimmers beneath East Anglia’s majestic skies…
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Recap: “The truth is that Ofsted disproportionately dominates our educational landscape and, frankly, doesn’t work well. So how should it change?”: my @ASCL_UK blog: ascl.org.uk/News/Blog/May-20…
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Geoff Barton retweeted
Scrap the obsession with graded judgements by @Ofstednews says @RealGeoffBarton in another thoughtful blog #RethinkingAccountability is surely becoming urgent? @PeterHyman21 @rethinkassessmt
"It's time once again to reform Ofsted. So how do we do it?": my @ASCL_UK blog setting out some initial thoughts: buff.ly/3wzG2CV
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The weekend arrives. Love this! (via @rrobson66):
So I ordered a cake from a renowned bakery in Nagpur, through #Swiggy. In the order details I mentioned “Please mention if the cake contains egg”. I am speechless after receiving the order 👇🏼
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"It's time once again to reform Ofsted. So how do we do it?": my @ASCL_UK blog setting out some initial thoughts: buff.ly/3wzG2CV
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On Ofsted, Randstad and TikTok … plus exam room nostalgia: my @ASCL_UK video message today: buff.ly/3PwNuWO
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Geoff Barton retweeted
Papers, Bills & Missed Opportunities – whatever your view on academies, one thing is clear: an obsession with structural reform will not on its own transform an education system. @RealGeoffBarton writes in @SecEd_Education on the DfE's unambitious plans: bit.ly/39k0BtL
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Today's the day on which the joyous, sad, hilarious, poignant, life-enhancing Victoria Wood was born (19 May, 1953), so ... 'Let's Do It': buff.ly/3wDGDSJ
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“We don’t agree with Lord Jim O’Neill. Many education trusts have an excellent track record of supporting schools in all sorts of contexts, despite all the challenges”: my comments on behalf of ⁦@ASCL_UK⁩ about the impact of the best trusts: independent.co.uk/news/uk/no…
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The case perhaps for better maths education ...
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries claims 96% of consultation responses support the privatisation of Channel 4. @MrJohnNicolson points out that it's actually the other way around, with the government's own white paper stating 96% are against selling the broadcaster.
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Geoff Barton retweeted
As @RealGeoffBarton says in this video, great teachers open our eyes to different ways to see, speak and think about the world. We are proud to support #ThankATeacherDay on 26 May. Find out more at thankateacher.co.uk #ThankATeacher
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"It is very clear that Covid is continuing to wreak havoc, and it is hard for schools to operate under these conditions": my comments on figures showing that 1-in-9 pupils were off school in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole before Easter: :buff.ly/3wowwCq
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“Schools are working incredibly hard to help children with lost learning. But they have been let down by the Government’s recovery programme, which is inadequately funded and a tangle of bureaucracy": my comments for @ASCL_UK on @EducEndowFoundn's study: buff.ly/3NorX0E
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Don't miss @ASCL_UK Education Technology Conference in Belfast. Free for all senior leaders. Fab speakers @RealGeoffBarton @Abdulchohan @AlKingsley_Edu @ICTEvangelist @MrsWraithmell @curriculumni @DubaiDeputy @DigiLin_ @unifrog Book now bit.ly/39fqbQK #ASCLEdTech
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Geoff Barton retweeted
Thoughts on the exam season now underway, resources to help when welcoming children from Ukraine to your school or college, and education in #NorthernIreland and our #ASCLEdTech conference in @RealGeoffBarton video briefing today vimeo.com/710804395?ref=tw-s…
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