The funding problems of secondary schools were highlighted to NAHT members by head teacher Tony Withell.
Mr Withell, proposing a motion asking the national executive to highlight the impact of funding cuts, described some of the items on his own secondary school budget, some of which were a direct result of workforce reform and which together added up to around £250,000 a year, with a further quarter of a million pounds being spent on other forms of student personal and academic support.
This was at a time when 16-plus funding had been cut, and capital funding was down from £120,000 to £17,500. “At the very best we’re flatlining. For most secondary schools there is a decreasing amount of support and I suggest to Conference that is why so many secondary schools are accepting Gove’s pieces of silver,” he said.
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