Eleanor Busby

Who gets your vote? Meet ASCL’s leadership contenders

TES grills the two candidates for the Association of School and College Leaders’ top job

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Next month, voting will take place in a keenly fought election that will decide who will be the next leader of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

The contenders are education consultant Chris Kirk, who has been named as the ASCL executive’s preferred candidate, and Suffolk comprehensive head Geoff Barton, who has been a council member at the association for eight years.

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