Inadequate school funding (amendment)

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Amendment #2
Carried
  • AMENDMENT SUBMITTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
This amendment was proposed for Motion #2 Inadequate school funding

In first paragraph delete everything after ‘… schools and colleges’ and add:‘as a result of increases in employers’ national insurance and pension contributions. These and ‘as a result of increases in employers’ national insurance and pension contributions. These and other cost pressures amount to a real-terms reduction of eight per cent in per-pupil funding in maintained schools during this Parliament.’

Add after first paragraph:

‘Conference notes that, at a time in which it requires schools to make £3 billion of efficiency savings, the Government has imposed uncosted requirements on schools. Conference notes the recent NAO report, which concludes: “The Department does not have assurance that its policies are affordable within current spending plans without adversely affecting educational outcomes. It leaves schools and multi-academy trusts to manage the consequences individually.”

Conference congratulates ATL and the NUT for launching the school funding cuts website, which has provided much-needed information to school leaders, governors, parents and the community about the future finances of their school and which reveals that 98% of schools face real-terms cuts in per-pupil funding during this Parliament.’

Add, in the final paragraph, after ‘… schools and colleges’: ‘in order to fund adequately the increased costs of education, …’

Delete full stop at the end of the final paragraph and add: ‘which will have a detrimental impact on the education of children and young people.’