‘Extra £4 billion a year for schools’ pledged – Green Party

The Green Party would increase school funding by “at least” £4 billion a year, abolish Ofsted, end academisation, and reduce class sizes to under 20 pupils, its manifesto pledges. Tes reports.

The  party manifesto also includes an English Climate Emergency Education Act to support schools to teach young people about “the urgency, severity and scientific basis of the climate and environmental crises”.

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said the greens had “grasped the nettle on school funding”.

“We welcome the proposal to end academisation and bring all schools back into the control of democratically elected local authorities, empowering councils with the responsibility and accountability for education within their communities. This is a vital step in restoring democratic accountability of education to parents and local communities.”

Read more about the Green’s policies including arts, music and sports and promoting outdoor education. ‘Extra £4 billion a year for schools’ pledged – Green Party

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