Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “Schools and colleges desperately need an immediate multi-billion-pound emergency investment, as well as a long-term commitment to education funding.
“School leaders will be dismayed that the remit of this fast-track spending review leaves no scope for an immediate investment in schools and colleges.
“Parents and pupils will feel cheated by this approach after being told that education spending is a priority. The perilous state of our schools is all too obvious to them, even if it is not obvious to politicians in Westminster.
“If the aim is to prepare the UK for life after Brexit, one of the best ways to do that is to invest in education and young people. Our future success as a nation depends on whether we have funded education properly.”
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