We have been working with ITV News to expose the impacts the funding crisis is having on schools across the country. In an interview with ITV News, head teacher at Osbourne Primary school in Birmingham, Michelle Gay explains that her school has been forced to cut teaching hours in a bid to save costs.
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “School budgets are at absolute breaking point. Government funding is not keeping pace with inflationary pressures, and schools are falling into debt. There is a real concern that this will soon have a negative impact on children and education. In the last General Election campaign, school funding was a key issue on the doorstep. It is clear that parents will not tolerate school standards slipping and that they are concerned for their children’s future. The government’s only option is to find more money for schools.”
First published 22 March 2018