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Meetings with ministers at party conferences

Funding and senior leaders' workloads are two key issues that need to be addressed in order for the extended schools agenda to work, John Dunford told audiences at all three party conferences this autumn.

He was speaking at ASCL's joint fringe meetings with NAHT on extended schools. Jim Knight, Labour; David Willetts, Conservative; and Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat, spoke on behalf of their respective parties.

A breakfast fringe meeting held jointly with NASUWT at the Labour and Conservative conferences focused on sustainable school leadership. Alan Johnson and Baroness Perry were the party speakers and, at both events, Robert Hill outlined ASCL's ten principles of leadership.

In addition to the fringe meetings, ASCL was well represented in the exhibition hall at the three party conferences, sharing a stand with the NASUWT.

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