School leaders must reject the “reductive, deficiency-riddled terminology of catch-up” and prioritise a rich curriculum as we rebuild post-Covid.
The message comes as the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) set out its plans to publish this summer a Blueprint for a Fairer Education System in a bid to steer the national conversation about how we “Build Back Better”.
The blueprint will be based on ”evidence and expert testimony”, general secretary Geoff Barton said during his online address to ASCL’s annual conference this week.
Mr Barton’s address praised the crucial role schools have played during the Covid-19 pandemic. His key message to school leaders across the country was: “You are more significant than you realise.”
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