‘DfE extra cash still sees 80% of schools worse off’

Four out of five schools will be worse off next year than they were in 2015, funding campaigners have claimed today. Despite extra funding being announced by the Department for Education,  unions says the vast majority of schools will still be less well funded than they were four years ago. Tes reports.

The Schools Cuts campaign says that the government has promised to give schools £1.9 billion more next year. However, the unions say this falls short of what is needed.

Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders said today’s figures showed that the funding crisis was not over.

 “…analysis by the Schools Cut coalition shows the additional funding is not enough to repair the damage that has been done to our schools and colleges that further investment is required. We are not being churlish we are just stating the facts. The funding crisis is not over.”

Read more findings and comment from the School Cuts coalition and the teaching unions ‘DfE extra cash still sees 80% of schools worse off’ 

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