Boris Johnson ‘must honour school funding pledge’ as PM

Headteachers have called for Boris Johnson to honour his pledge for a multi-billion pound boost for schools following his election as Conservative Party leader. Tes reports.

During the leadership election campaign, Mr Johnson promised an extra £4.6 billion for schools by 2022-23.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the ASCL said: “As a matter of urgency, he must provide government funding for the total cost of the pay award for teachers which was announced yesterday, so that schools are able to implement the increase without making further cuts.

“The government’s expectation that schools should fund the first 2 per cent of the 2.75 per cent award from budgets which have already been cut to the bone is unrealistic and damaging.”

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