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School funding still in crisis: regional school summits

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We are hosting events across the country to shine a light on the impact the funding crisis is having on UK schools. Teachers, school leaders, governors, MPs and parents will join together to campaign for an investment in education.

These summits are free to attend and are available to members and non-members.  To join an event or for more information on setting up your own, email our team on

One thousand head teachers march on Downing Street - 28 September

On Friday 28 September, over one thousand head teachers from across the country will gather at Downing Street to call for increased investment in schools. The demonstration plans to bring one thousand head teachers together to secure fair and sufficient funding for all schools, improved teacher supply and retention, and enhanced social mobility for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students that we serve.

At 11am, head teachers will gather at Parliament Square and will deliver the petition to 11 Downing Street at 12pm. You can find more details about this event here

School funding cuts parents' meeting - 2 October 

In October, head teachers and parents in Bath will come together to discuss the impact the school funding cuts are having in local schools. Keynote speakers will include Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath; Rob Kelsall,  NAHT national secretary (organising and campaigns) and Andrew Baisley from National Education Union. 

This event will take place between 7pm - 9pm at Ralph Allen School, Bath, BA2 7AD. 

Bath and North East Somerset MAT-wide funding meeting – 3 October

On Wednesday 3 October head teachers, governors and parents will gather at Norton Hill School for the MSN Partnership Trust’s MAT-wide parents' funding meeting. Head teachers from the area will speak on how the funding crisis is having an impact on their schools.

This event will take place from 7pm at Norton Hill School, Charlton Rd, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 4AD. 

Hampshire/Portsmouth/Southampton joint funding cuts meeting and AGM - 4 October

Join colleagues from across Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth at 4.30pm on Thursday 4 October at the Holiday Inn Winchester for our joint branch meeting for school leaders. We will be joined by the NAHT national president, Andy Mellor and national secretary for campaigns and organising who will talk about the on-going funding crisis in schools as well as the many other initiatives, campaigns and activities the NAHT is working on for the benefit of all our members. Please come along to this important meeting to network with colleagues from across the county and help us build a strong professional community of school leaders in Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. 

Essex AGM and funding update - 11 October 

The Essex branch of NAHT will be holding their annual general meeting on Thursday 11 October at Moulsham School, Princes Rd, Chelmsford CM2 9DG from 4.30pm. This is an important meeting which will include a detailed briefing on the school funding crisis in Essex which will see real terms cuts of £29.8 million by 2020. National secretary for campaigns and organising, Rob Kelsall will be speaking at the event and will be on hand to answer members questions about school funding, as well as NAHT's other priority campaigns. Please come along to the meeting and make sure your voice is included in the ever growing call for a fair funding settlement for all schools in Essex and beyond. 

Maintained nursery schools NAHT summit - 12 October  

Maintained nursery schools have a critical role to play in the delivery of high-quality early years education, but their future has been left uncertain by the government’s new approach to early years funding. They face a cliff edge in 2020 where their funding will drop to unsustainable levels. Join with NAHT and Julie Cooper MP to fight for long-term funding for maintained nursery schools.

This event will take place between 1pm-2.30pm at Burnley Football Club, BB10 4BX. 

First published 19 September 2018