School governors point to ‘diabolical’ budget squeeze

The BBC is reporting…

School governors have pointed to a “catastrophic” squeeze on budgets, as the government prepares to introduce a new funding formula for schools.

A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England’s schools.

National Governors Association head Emma Knights does however back the principle of the new funding formula.

“We are just about holding things together. If it wasn’t for the changes in the funding formula we would be making teaching assistants redundant,” said the governor of a Warwickshire school

“We will provide a very vanilla curriculum,” said a governor from Ipswich worried about the number of subjects being cut.

A Norwich governor talked of “a potentially devastating impact on behaviour support, family liaison and mental health support.”

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