Boris Johnson’s education pledge

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union comments on the incoming Prime Minister’s statements that education and school funding is at the top of his domestic agenda.

“The NEU together with ASCL, NAHT and the f40 group of lowest-funded local authorities are calling for an additional £12.6bn by 2022/23 in order to reverse these devastating cuts and provide a standard of education that society expects. (1)

“During his campaign Boris Johnson announced £4.6bn by 2022/23, an £8bn shortfall in what is needed. Most alarmingly there is no mention of the crisis in special needs education in his school funding plan and there is no mention of the pensions black hole that will add £1.5bn to school costs. These are terrible and damaging oversights.

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