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:
- AMENDMENT SUBMITTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
This amendment was proposed for Motion #2 Inadequate school funding
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Today (Wednesday 22 March) education unions ATL, NAHT and NUT have written an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to stick to plans to develop a new national funding formula for schools, and to ensure sufficient funding is provided to invest in education.
THAT Conference condemns the real-term reduction in money going into schools and colleges and the increase in outgoings that the Government expects from this decreased funding,including the increase in national insurance and pension contributions.
Inadequate school funding (amendment)
THAT Conference supports the need for an urgent review of the National Fair Funding Formula before September 2018 and believes that in the short term extra money must be given to schools to avoid the need for radical action.
Commenting on the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) report on the impact of the National Funding Formula (NFF), Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
Commenting on the letter to the Prime Minister from the f40 group, Association of Teachers and Lecturers general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted, said:
“The proposed national funding formula is not the problem causing the crisis in school budgets. The problem we have is that there is just not enough money in the overall funding settlement.
MPs from across the political spectrum have pledged to contact headteachers in their constituencies to find out how more funding cuts will affect their schools, following a joint union event.
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