We don't need to tell you that school budgets are at breaking point! School funding is set to fall, in real terms, by 7% by the end of this parliament and it's up to us to take the argument to government for a fair and sustainable settlement for education. London schools are particularly badly hit and set to lose hundreds of millions of pounds unless the government act now.
The NAHT has teamed up with parents' campaign, Fair Funding For All Schools, to support a Carnival Against the Cuts on Sunday 16 July in Central London. We are calling on all members, governors and parents to join the demonstration to demand the government invests in our childrens' future.
We are already making a difference. MPs and decision makers up and down the country are joining with their school communities to speak up for a better deal for schools. The government needs to recognise the hugely important role properly funded schools play in the health and wellbeing of young people and the future prosperity of this country.
Thousands of school leaders, parents, teachers and governors have already signed petitions and written letters to their MPs calling for a better deal. The campaign for fair funding has made school funding a major issue for the wider public but we must keep up the pressure if we are to secure a sustainable settlement.
The campaign is supported by NAHT, NUT, ATL and UNISON and speakers will include the newly elected NAHT General Secretary Designate, Paul Whiteman.
We are hoping for a large turnout at the event so please come along on Sunday 16 July and encourage your parents, teachers and governors to come along too.
For further information please contact the Organising Team on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at the event.
First published 06 July 2017