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NAHT responds to a new school funding report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Today the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published a new report, which shows that school funding in 2024 will be 3% below 2010 levels in real terms.

NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman called the projected funding decrease ‘scandalous’ and said it was children who will ultimately suffer. He said: “There is no doubt that the reality of the government’s current approach to education funding will lead to cuts to education, services and school staff next year."

Read Paul Whiteman's full response in our press release.

Fix School Funding is one of NAHT’s priority campaigns for 2022-23. After 15 years with no overall growth in school spending, the squeeze on school resources was already at crisis point. Our members are now having to deal with unprecedented extra pressures on their finances – including surging energy prices, increased national insurance costs and an unfunded pay award.  

Find out more about  and join  our campaign to fix school funding.

Download the IFS report.

First published 02 August 2022

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NAHT Life gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.

 

NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT regions and branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life membership you must join NAHT life within six months of retiring. 

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT life member.

The Life Members' Sector Council (LMSC)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ committee is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This committee feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. And these elected committee members, normally, serve a three-year term.

Areas of focus for the committee include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.
LMSC chair

John Killeen (National Executive member): john.killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC vice-chair

Nigel Patton: nigel.patton@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC communications officer

Michael Wilson: Michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC deputy communications officer

Eugene Symonds: eugene.symonds@nahtofficials.org.uk

Committee servicing officer

Frances Geddes has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. She can be contacted via email frances.geddes@naht.org.uk.

For further details and contact information about all current LMSC members please check out ‘Who’s who’ and the ‘List of LMSC members'.
 

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