Funding Crisis – Mansfield Schools
The National Audit Office has issued figures which show that schools in England are facing average cuts of 8% per pupil by 2020 due to recent Government plans.
To make matters worse it plans to introduce a new national formula for funding local schools which its predicted will lose some schools even more, with the picture across Nottinghamshire looking bleak.
In the County of Nottinghamshire there will be a minus £46 million change to NCC’s budget by 2019 the date when the new formula will start which will calculate into an average reduction of £447 per pupil funding loss across the county which equates to over 1200 teachers on average salary.
Condemning the proposals local MP Sir Alan Meale said:
“These cuts aren’t just about teachers, its also about teaching assistants, cleaning, catering and ancillary staff in the county. The changes will cause chaos in schools and misery to both parents and children. I am committed to the campaign to stop this stupidity and have pledged to work with the trades unions and teachers to avert these wrong and unfair measures.”
Editors Please Note:
Further information can be obtained by Jo Myers, Branch Organiser of Unison on 01159 810405
Also on website www.schoolcuts.org.uk