The Conservatives’ new education funding formula means schools in Wakefield face a real terms cut to their budgets of 11% by 2020. This is the first time in over 20 years that school budgets have been cut in real terms. Cutting school budgets means cutting children’s life chances.
Under this Tory Government:
Class sizes are up. Teaching and support staff numbers are down
Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities have lost vital funding
9 schools in Wakefield are in deficit
I have spoken out against these proposals in Parliament. Sign my petition below:
"We the undersigned, call on the Government to change their education funding proposals, to make sure that no child in Wakefield will be worse off as a result of the new National Funding Formula."