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NAHT comments on statistics watchdog's 'serious concerns' over DfE funding claims

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “We have consistently argued that funding for schools is down by 8% in real terms. The National Audit Office agrees, the Institute of Fiscal Studies agrees, parents can see it is true, as can the electorate. NAHT members will be disappointed but not surprised that the department has serious questions to answer over the veracity of their claims. If trust goes there is little left for the profession to hold on to. Failing to face up to the truth will cheat an entire generation. The chancellor must now step up and rescue education funding, it is in the national interest.”

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