This week, General Secretary Paul Whiteman wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to invest money in schools in his first Autumn Budget.
The letter outlines the extent of the crisis and gave the example of the Chancellor’s own constituency of Runnymede and Weybridge that stands to lose £2,160,794 by 2020 meaning that each pupil will have £160 less spent on them and 47 teacher posts will be lost.
NAHT made clear that a full and fair investment in education must be announced by government in the budget speech on 22 November.
NAHT has submitted a detailed document to the Treasury consultation outlining the reasons why school funding is still in crisis and offering independent evidence that the crisis represents an immediate problem for schools and young people. You can read this here.
The full letter can be found in full below.
First published 02 October 2017