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NAHT comments on National Funding Formula miscalculation for 2024/25

Commenting as the government admit that they have miscalculated the National Funding Formula (NFF) for 2024 to 2025, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:

“Today’s announcement that the DfE has incorrectly calculated the national funding formula for 2024-25 speaks volumes about the chaos at the heart of government. School leaders will be rightly angry that basic accounting errors may force them to rethink already tight budgets as a result of the erroneous figures they were provided. Many may now have to revisit crucial decisions around staffing or support for pupils as budgets are reduced.

“Rushed announcements about half-baked policy initiatives, such as mobile phone bans or overhauling 16-18 education without any consultation with the sector, are worrying enough, but how can school leaders have confidence in headline grabbing policy developments if they can’t even trust their budget allocations.”

First published 06 October 2023