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Successful lobby of AMs last week was just the start

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Our members held a successful lobby of AMs outside the Senedd last week to get all recommendations of the school funding report through without a hitch. 

The report, which sets out a host of recommendations to reform education funding, was accepted with cross-party support. 

Undoubtedly our lobby, both on the steps of the Senedd and our e-lobby directed at AMs, meant the powers that be sat up and took notice. 

Minister for education Kirsty Williams AM announced in the chamber that along with the recommendations going through, an independent review into school funding formulae will be carried out by expert Luke Sibieta and completed by summer 2020. 

Although we welcome the review, we need to focus our attentions on what that means for our schools now.  We cannot afford to wait until the review is published before we move forward with our #FundWelshSchools campaign. 

With that in mind, we are asking you once again to join us in lobbying AMs ahead of the draft Welsh Government budget, which is due to be debated in the Senedd on Tuesday 19 November 2019. 

We want you to do the following: 
  • Share the link to this page with your colleagues, governors and friends to show NAHT Cymru is      actively campaigning for fair funding for schools – we need to do all we can to raise our profile across Wales and help support recruitment of non-members
  • Invite your local AM to your school to show them first-hand what it is like to work in a school that is desperately underfunded
  • Use social media to publicly ask your AMs to commit to funding education in next year’s budget
  • Turn out at our next lobby at the Senedd on the day of the draft budget debate.

Below you will find a template invite to AMs and a picture for use on social media.

We will send out more details on the lobby closer to the time, and many thanks to those who were able to turn out last week at such short notice.

Resources for you to use
First published 29 October 2019