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.
We also want to make next weekend a ‘Weekend of Action for Schools’ and I want to invite you to a local event near you. From street stalls to door-to-door leafleting, people like you will be out on the streets with a message to vote for education.
Click here to find your nearest Vote for Education event using your postcode
The NUT, ATL , NAHT and GMB are asking every candidate in every constituency in England and Wales to promise that they will address the funding crisis in our schools, which will see schools facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.
The four unions have updated the Schools Cuts website – www.schoolcuts.org.uk – so that voters can email each Parliamentary candidate asking them to oppose cutting the funding for every pupil in real terms in schools. By putting a postcode into the website the candidates in the area will appear and the website enables everyone to send an email to each candidate asking them to oppose the real terms funding cuts for schools.
At the last general election the Conservatives promised to protect the money ‘following your child into school’. This is a promise that was broken and we are now seeing the worst cuts to school budgets in a generation.
Newham Teachers’ Association has made a £50.00 solidarity donation to the Greenwich GMB branch strike fund & wishes them success in their continued justified industrial action, with the support of Greenwich NUT, to stop threatened compulsory redundancies they jointly face at Plumstead Manor.
Read the story behind the strike over Plumstead Manor redundancies.
The situation is a result of School Cuts & could be repeated anywhere. PMS Strike Leaflet No.3 Download [▼]
Message from Greenwich NUT:
“You may be aware that we are currently involved in an important dispute to fight cuts at Plumstead Manor with the loss of up to 27 posts. The NUT and GMB have already taken three days of strike action and have called another four days to ensure that we minimise the effects of cuts in the school.
You can send messages of support to the Rep Orkun Ari at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Social to raise money to fight school cuts email email@example.com