Responding to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to call a General Election on 8th June this year, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “This is an unwelcome development which seems to be motivated more by the European agenda than the domestic one.
“There are vital domestic issues to tackle; many school leaders will fear that education has been forgotten at the expense of Brexit. There are crises like teacher recruitment and the £3bn of cuts the government expects schools to make, that should not be forgotten during the election campaign. Delay could have disastrous consequences for children and for schools.
“We will lobby every party to make sure that their policies on education are based on evidence and are at the forefront of their campaigns. We will use our Annual Conference at the end of April put the most important issues in education on the political radar.”
Page Published: 18/04/2017