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School funding - letter from Ruth Cadbury MP

posted 5 Mar 2017, 08:59 by Michele Colt   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 03:31 ]
Dear Parents and Carers,

I met with Headteachers and Chairs of Governors from schools across the borough at the end of February, together with my colleague Seema Malhotra MP.  Heads and governors are extremely concerned about the potential impact of the Government’s future funding proposals for schools with the new National Funding Formula.  

These new cuts will come on top of those that schools are already having to make this year to cope with a combination of frozen budgets and increased costs such as; the new curriculum materials, new charges, the new apprenticeship levy and pension commitments.

Should the Government decide to proceed with the future funding formula, there will be even harsher cuts in years to come because they plan to spread funding differently across the country whilst cutting the overall national spending amount per pupil by 8%. 

We could stop this happening, with your help.  The Government consultation period closes on the 22nd March and I urge you to give your opinion on the link below. 

I am also writing to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, to ask her to reconsider the Government’s plans for the future funding changes.  If you would like to add your name to this letter, a link can be found here

I would also appreciate hearing your views on local education, please click here.

With best wishes
Ruth Cadbury MP