Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party's education plans.
Education unions  issued a warning over plans announced today (Tuesday) by an academy chain to slash £1.4 million from its schools’ estates budgets.
An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside is facing possible action from eight education unions over plans to axe support staff.
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The PAC report is a devastating critique of the Government's failure to provide sufficient school places for a rapidly growing pupil population.
Funding pressures are already biting in schools in England, affecting the quality of children’s education, and parents are being asked to make up the shortfall according to a joint survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).
Commenting on the report on the financial sustainability of schools by the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
Mary Bousted comments on the launch of LocatED.
THAT Conference recognises the work of ATL in highlighting the many issues with school and academy funding.
Conference instructs the Executive Committee to lobby Government to ensure that the salaries and expenses of chief executive officers in education trusts are not excessive.
THAT Conference deplores the conflict between the statutory directive to increase post-16 education and the simultaneous decrease in real-terms funding to deliver the courses.
THAT Conference notes with concern the reduction in budgets and the reduced involvement of local authorities in provision for the mental health and well-being of young people.
Therefore, Conference calls upon the Executive Committee to commission research to: