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Media coverage for NAHT annual conference 2019

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Below lists a selection of press coverage for stories relating to NAHT’s annual conference in Telford.

Sunday 5 May

Letter to the editor

Sunday Times (print): ‘Aggressive parents must learn respect’



BBC Radio 4

Heart Radio x42

Sky TV News, Sunrise

Sunday Times (print): ‘Schools ‘should fine parents for swearing’’

Sunday Telegraph (print): ‘Parents scare teachers into leaving school in groups’

Independent (app edition): ‘Teachers warn of death threats from parents’

LGBT protest

Sunday Mirror (print): ‘Ignore demos teachers told’

Gay Star Students: ‘Teachers call for more govt support on LGBTI-inclusivity lessons in schools’


Sunday Telegraph (print): ‘Hold schools accountable for excluded pupils, ministers told’


Sun (print): ‘Cash-row heads in strike threat’

Saturday 4 May

Amanda Spielman speech ‘Amanda Spielman’s speech to the NAHT conference’

Schools Week: ‘Heads demand independent panel to handle Ofsted complaints’

TES: ‘Spielman: Heads must not lose right to permanently exclude’

TES: ‘Listen and change ‘problematic’ plans, Ofsted told’

LGBT protest


Press Association: ‘Protests against LGBT education `part of organised campaign´’

Independent: ‘Intimidation of teachers who carry out LGBT+ lessons is ‘unacceptable’, Ofsted chief says’

i News: ‘Teachers must not be intimidated by anti-LGBT protests outside schools, Ofsted chief says’

Schools Week: ‘Intimidation of schools over LGBT+ education ‘unacceptable’, says Ofsted chief’

Birmingham Live: ‘Anti-LGBT lessons protest 'intimidation' of teachers unacceptable, says Ofsted’

BBC News: ‘Teaching guidance on LGBT relationships too unclear, say heads’

Schools Week: ‘Birmingham headteacher says unclear DfE guidance has caused LGBT protests’

TES: ‘Head at centre of LGBT row says DfE is making protests worse’

Birmingham Live: ‘Anti-LGBT lesson protests from furious parents 'part of UK-wide organised campaign'’


Telegraph: ‘Teachers are leaving school in groups for fear of 'violent repercussions from parents'’

Independent: ‘Headteachers subjected to death threats amid growth in attacks from parents and students, school leaders say’

Schools Week: ‘Teachers ‘threatened with an axe’ as parent rows escalate’

TES: ‘'Must a teacher die before parents' attacks are taken seriously?'’

Austerity stories

Metro: ‘Head teachers call for action after seeing pupils with only ‘a piece of mouldy bread for lunch’’

Daily Mirror (print): ‘Family money woes ‘leave kids too stressed to learn’

i Paper (print): ‘Money worries affecting pupils’ work’

Independent: ‘Children are struggling to learn as result of hunger and parents’ financial issues, headteachers warn’

Independent: ‘As an inner-city teacher, I see the appalling reality of child poverty after 10 years of austerity’

Sun (print): ‘Pupil rise in hunger’

Guardian: ‘More parents asking schools for financial help, say heads’

TES: ‘Poor pupils 'unable to learn' after years of austerity’

Eastern Daily Press / East Anglian Daily Times (print): ‘Union raises fears for hungry schoolchildren’

Talk Radio / LBC / BBC Radio 5 Live / and other radio news bulletins (x4)

Heart Radio x47

Sky radio: interview with Emily Proffitt

ITV News: TV interview with Emily Proffitt at her school


BBC News Online: panel interview

Judy Shaw profile

Yorkshire Post (print): ‘We are at breaking point… our schools need more money’ – profile with Judy Shaw

Yorkshire Post (print): ‘Schools on frontline as poverty bites’

Yorkshire Evening Post (print): ‘The ‘Victorian’ conditions for schoolchildren across the city’

Yorkshire Evening Post (print): ‘Hungry children resorting to ‘stealing food from school’’

DfE behaviour scheme

The Times (print): ‘Good schools to help end classroom chaos’

i Paper (print): ‘Schools to share detention areas to halt disruption’

Schools Week: ‘DfE tsar Tom Bennett to oversee £10m ‘behaviour network’ to support 500 schools’

Damian Hinds speech 

Yorkshire Post (print): ‘Hinds calls for evidence from schools over special needs funding’

Daily Mail (print): ‘Teachers ‘quit schools’ as parents won’t accept children being told off’

Duty of care motion

Daily Telegraph (print): ‘Head teachers call for levy from tech giants’

Climate change motion

Daily Mirror (print): ‘Give kids lessons on climate change’


First published 09 May 2019