School Funding – Latest News

Newham Teachers’ Association has just provided the NEU (NUT Section) with the latest figures showing the cuts to funding which our local schools are facing.

The figures are available to you in our spreadsheet which is available on the link below:

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The School Cuts website is at
https://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/

That website is undergoing revision but is still available to view.

Newham Teachers’ Association has a School Cuts Working Party which meets regularly to build a local campaign against the cuts faced by Newham’s schools.

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24/10/2017 – Join us and lobby your MP to oppose school cuts

Message from NEU:

Dear colleague

The National Education Union set Justine Greening five tests in advance of her funding announcement yesterday. She failed every one of them.

Join the lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 24 October organised by the National Education Union, parent groups and other unions. Register for the lobby here. Show MPs you oppose the Government’s funding policy. Tell your colleagues and encourage parents and others to attend.

● School cuts have not been reversed.
● There is no real new money for education.
● Cuts to high needs, early years and post-16 are not being reversed
● There is no long term funding commitment
● Historic underfunding will not be addressed

The Government promised ‘fairer funding’ but has instead been cutting schools’ funding in real terms, leading to larger class sizes, curriculum cuts, fewer teachers and support staff, resources and materials. All of this is set to continue.

The School Cuts website will be updated soon so that parents, teachers and education professionals can see the full impact of these proposals on every school.

Education must be fairly funded and the only way to do that is to provide more money. Support the National Education Union’s campaign with parents and help us make the Government see sense.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary

Training for activists

Message from, Andrew Baisley, School Cuts Campaign, NUT:

In four short weeks, MPs will return to Westminster.

If we’re going to reverse school cuts, this autumn will be crucial – and we need to be ready.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, will be presenting his budget to Parliament in November.

We’ll need to work together to drum up more pressure than ever before, urging him to agree extra education funding before that budget is put forth.
Get ready for an autumn of campaigning by attending one of our free activist trainings this September:

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Carnival Against Cuts 16/07/2017

Message from the Carnival Against Cuts organisers:

Plans are coming along nicely for our Carnival Against the Cuts.Fair Funding For All Schools poster

Sunday 16 July

We’ve got great speakers lined up and stuff to entertain the kids, of course.

And we need you there.

So please do come down and join us on the day. Let’s make them take notice and hear our voice.

We assemble at Whitehall Gardens SW1 at midday.

Our family friendly rally / picnic / fun day starts in Parliament Square at 1.30pm

Please tell your friends, your family and everyone at your school. See if your Head will put it out to all the parents.

You may have never been on a rally before. Neither had we before we started this campaign! Let’s go and make some noise.

London Carnival Against The Cuts

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London Carnival Against Cuts

Fair Funding For All Schools have called a Carnival Against the cuts in central London on Sunday July 16th, which the NAHT, NUT and ATL are supporting.
There will be a short march from Victoria Embankment to a picnic with speeches and entertainment in Parliament Square.

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Fair Funding For All Schools website