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School funding still in crisis

 

For a full list of our events click here. 

 School funding is still in crisis in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. School budgets are being stretched up and down the UK, with a complex set of circumstances affecting each of the nations. For more information about the situation in Wales and Northern Ireland specifically, click on one of the links below, or read on for more information about how we are taking this campaign to those in power. 

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This year, the reality of the school funding crisis has really started to hit. School funding is still at breaking point as the impact of real terms cuts mean that we need at least an extra £2 billion each year if schools are to avoid having to cut staff or offer fewer subject choices for students. The Department for Education have reprioritised funding from the existing education budget to get an extra £1.3 billion into schools but it’s nowhere near enough and the Chancellor doesn’t seem to be listening.

Parents, pupils and school staff recognise that the real terms school funding cuts are having a serious impact on the education of this generation of pupils. Investing in education should be seen an investment in the future and not as a burden on public spending.

Let’s take this message to The Treasury.

 

Join our campaign to secure more funding

We are asking school communities to work together to highlight the impact the lack of funding is having now and to call on the Chancellor for increased investment.

  • Take to Twitter and Facebook and tell the Chancellor why more money needs to be invested in education using the hashtag #TellTheChancellor and follow the campaign via @NAHTnews.
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  • Write to your MP using our template letter.
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  • Write a letter to parents using our template letter.
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Campaign events

Our school funding in crisis events are open to members and non-members, all school staff, governors, parents and local politicians. 

These local events will provide a general overview of how the funding of schools in your area is affecting schools and the wider community, including the long term impact on our children’s future opportunities.  Background information and an overview of the current position will be presented and advice will be given on how to get involved in our local and national campaign work.

Birmingham Schools Summit 2017 

Come and discuss school funding cuts with:

Shadow Education Minister Angela Rayner MP, Jack Dromey MP (Erdington), Paul Whiteman NAHT General Secretary

Where: Banqueting Suite, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB.
When: Friday 10 November between 12:30 and 2:00 pm

Please send an email to organising@naht.org.uk to confirm a place.


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