Fund the 8% – Part 2

More news on the Fund the 8% campaign

You want to shout: Stop saying that! Look at your own school funding figures!’

What makes a quiet and successful headteacher challenge the government and write to 2.5m families about the unfairness of school funding?”: https://www.theguardian.com/education

Meridian news last night in support of the funding campaign 4 Oct 2017.:  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-10-04/superheroes-called-in-to-save-schools/

 

Being a teenage mum ‘saved me’, says Labour’s shadow education secretary:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/25/teenage-mum-saved-says-labours-shadow-education-secretary/

Angela Rayner: Full text of Labour Conference 2017 speech:

Angela Rayner: Full text of Labour Conference 2017 speech

Greening’s conference speech 2017: the 6 key announcements: https://schoolsweek.co.uk/greenings-conference-speech-2017-the-6-key-announcements/

Justin Greening Speech to the Conservative Conference: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/justine-greening-reveals-plans-english-hubs-literacy-early-years-and

Tuition fee changes ‘to save students £15,700’

Raising the point for repaying fees will save students thousands – and cost the government billions.

Third of state schools in cash deficit

With warnings over school funding shortages, figures show more than 9,000 in England are in deficit.

Look at 45 minutes into the programme and see Jules arguing the case for more funding: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08vd4h5/sunday-politics-south-25062017

Queen’s Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40354365

Heads warn parents of ‘cash-starved schools’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40344057

City Academy Hackney Secondary School Forced To Reduce Lessons By 30 Minutes Every Day To Cope With Tory Cuts http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tory-cuts-force-city-academy-hackney-to-reduce-lesson-time-by-30-minutes-a-day_uk_59369c41e4b013c4816ae35f?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

This is Jules White speaking about school funding:
http://clips.news.co.uk/thetimes/cwN25lYjE6l-QfbMxIMPS-OcRiO8yejh/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOmk2OjBrO6qGv_

Andrew James (Chase High School) interviewed on Radio 4 today.  The coverage is 35 and 77 minutes into the broadcast. Luke Sibieta from IFS is also interviewed on school funding. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08qxfv6

Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS

Independent think tank the IFS says schools will fare worse financially under the Conservatives

 

ASHE thanks Heads for sending the Doorstep Questions letter to parents.  An article is also on the TES. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39961177

Tackle candidates on school cuts, heads ask parents http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39961177

BBC Radio 4 World at One – the funding situation in Cornwall – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08p5l7f#playt=36m52s

Jules White and Michael Ferry (West Sussex Headteachers) stress the need to address school underfunding: 

https://www.channel4.com/news/schools-funding-shake-up-threatens-teacher-jobs 

Angela Rayner and Michael Gove exchange words over school underfunding:https://www.channel4.com/news/schools-debate-michael-gove-v-angela-rayner

Gordon Farquhar and Simon Thompson speak on BBC Essex Radio today (08/05/17) on school underfunding – see link below approximately 1:07:00 into the broadcast. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051q2gg

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to plug ‘school funding black hole’

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn tells head teachers he will plug a £3bn gap in school funding in England.

Food bank network provides record level of support

A network of food banks says it has delivered record levels of emergency supplies.

School funding: Shorter school week should be considered, say head teachers

Introducing a four-and-a-half day week in England would be a last resort, head teachers say.

 

School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

 

 

Ministers are accused of wasting millions on cancelled or closed free schools. (BBC) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39608489

Music, modern languages and drama are among the subjects facing cuts, teachers say. (BBC) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39527183

A teachers’ union conference is told of a school unable to afford heating costs. (BBC)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39608488

The National Union of Teachers backs strike action over spending cuts in England’s schools. (BBC) –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39608487

Almost a fifth of parents have been asked to set up direct debits for schools in funding squeeze. –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39601310

Music, modern languages and drama are among the subjects facing cuts, teachers say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39527183

Article in the Independent – A third of schools using money meant for poorest pupils to cover budget shortagesGovernment funding intended to help the country’s most disadvantaged children is being used to plug holes in insufficient school budgets, as schools face the most drastic cuts to spending in decades. – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/schools-budget-shortages-poorest-pupils-money-cover-a-third-sutton-trust-premium-funding-a7678831.html

Scathing report from MPs. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/29/education-quality-and-pupils-futures-in-peril-from-funding-cuts

BBC report on the PAC findings: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39419136

Public Accounts Committee report: https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmpubacc/890/89002.htm

Public Accounts Committee report: https://www.teachers.org.uk/news-events/press-releases-england/public-accounts-committee%E2%80%99s-damning-report-school-funding

MPs say a school funding crisis in England must be tackled as a “matter of urgency”. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39419136

Great coverage on The One Show tonight 22 March 2017 with school funding being the lead item: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08jjrx7/the-one-show-22032017

Look East Wednesday 22 March 2017 see 1 minute into the broadcast. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08jjt11/look-east-evening-news-22032017

More coverage of the school funding 12 minutes into the BBC Lunchtime news 22/03/17.  Never before has a Government seen this kind of sustained opposition from normally compliant Headteachers. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08jjrwv/bbc-news-at-one-22032017

Prime Minister’s Question Time – May v Corbyn – Wednesday 22 March 2016. – https://youtu.be/iXKxbDWA6pM

Head teachers from 3,000 schools in England write to the government over schools’ funding squeeze – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39338134

Jeremy Clifton-Brown leads Tory backbench rebellion on school underfunding (1:16:00 minutes into the broadcast and Heads and David Law speak out against the NFF (1:48:00) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hl5zf

Southend Echo starts a petition to save schoolshttp://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15161904.Sign_Echo_petition_to_save_Essex__Southend_and_Thurrock_school_budgets_from_cuts/

Sandbach school funding protest by parents http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39315039
School funding plans spark passionate protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39103549
School funding plans spark passionate protests  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39103549
 Parents protest over school funding –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39110760
 School funding ‘crisis’ warning  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38748048
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