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Two thousand school leaders march on Downing Street

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Last Friday, over two thousand school leaders marched in Downing Street to campaign for more funding for schools and colleges. School leaders from across the country delivered a petition warning that the current funding allocation is 'unsustainable'. 

In a comment to the press last week, NAHT general secretary, Paul Whiteman said: “School funding is the public service cash crisis that the government refuses to deal with. It’s still a doorstep issue for voters, and until the Treasury announces more money for education, school leaders, governors, parents and others will continue to make their voices heard."

In the run-up to the autumn budget, we will be making the case to the Treasury that it's make or break time for our schools and investment is vital to ensure sufficient resources for all children across the country. 

Rob Kelsall, National Secretary Organising and Campaigns commented: "Friday's march of over 2,000 head teachers on Downing Street may be over, however, our campaign to reverse the cuts is most definitely not. Over the coming months, we have events lined-up across the regions. If you would like to organise a funding in crisis summit in your region or cluster, please contact us at It is crucial that we keep up the pressure on the Treasury ahead of the autumn budget and into the comprehensive spending review next year." 

Downing Street march for school funding
First published 02 October 2018