Last weekend was the NEU (National Education Union) Weekend of Action. The organisation School Cuts put on a number of events which proved very successful. Their website provides information on the amount of money that your local school will be losing under the Tories' new funding formula for schools - check it out here.
Education: Hammond Reported for False Statements
Labour has reported the Chancellor to the statistics watchdog after he wrongly claimed that school spending is going up. In his Spring Statement Philip Hammond repeated claims made by the Education Secretary which had already led to a formal rebuke and retraction. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/chancellor-statistics-watchdog-false-claims-12217002
Education: Labour Demands Theresa May Reverse Toby Young Appointment
Following outrage over Toby Young's history of "homophobia and misogyny" the Labour Party is demanding that his appointment to the board of the new universities regulator be reversed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/toby-young-theresa-may-university-appointment-labour-demand-reverse-decision-a8138906.html
Education: Parents to Demand More Funds
Thousands of parents will descend on Parliament tomorrow to demand emergency school funding. https://leftfootforward.org/2017/10/thousands-of-parents-will-descend-on-parliament-tomorrow-to-demand-emergency-school-funding/
Education: Period Poverty a Parental Problem?
Justine Greening (Education Secretary) has suggested that parents need to play a greater part in making sure their children get to school with the right equipment. This is after she has announced a new funding formula for schools which makes schools every school in our ward worse off. See here for the details of your … Continue reading Education: Period Poverty a Parental Problem?
Education: The Latest Budget Formula
Are you aware of the cuts that your local school will be forced to make next year thanks to Justine Greening MP's school funding formula? You can find out here If you'd like to know more about the School Cuts campaign you can see a video regarding their campaign here
Education: Reverse Cuts to Sure Start says Angela Rayner
Angela Rayner has confirmed that a Laobur government would reverse the £500m cuts that Sure Start has seen under the Tories https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/26/labours-angela-rayner-to-pledge-500m-of-sure-start-funding
Education: A National Education Service?
Angela Rayner has today launched the charter for Labour's proposed National Education Service. Schools Week reported here before the launch. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/labour-outlines-principles-of-national-education-service/
Education: Labour Considers Legal Challenge over Tuition Fee Increase
Labour is examining its legal options to challenge the government’s decision to raise the student tuition fees cap, after ministers refused to allow a parliamentary vote. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/14/labour-considers-legal-challenge-over-tuition-fees-increase
Education: Angela Rayner on the New Funding Formula
The new Funding Formula for schools does not go nearly far enough - Angela Rayner MP http://press.labour.org.uk/post/165330383064/the-new-funding-formula-for-schools-does-not-go