Funding

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Government should give all schools sufficient funding, not throw money at a chosen few

Instead of throwing more money at free schools and grammar schools, more children would benefit if the Government funded all state schools sufficiently, argues the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on the Institute for Fiscal Studies - Long-run comparisons of spending per pupil across different stages of education

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The 14% cut in school spending identified by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) is happening at a time of unprecedented change in our schools. 

School funding cuts worse than predicted. JAMs hit hardest as school budgets plummet - ATL & NUT Joint Release

The cuts to funding for schools in England will be worse than expected and hit hardest the children in families that are ‘just about managing’, according to the NUT and ATL.

Government funding formula fails to fund schools adequately - ATL

The Government’s unfair funding formula fails to provide adequate funding for schools, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on National Audit Office report on financial sustainability of schools

Adrian Prandle, Director of Economic Strategy and Negotiations at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on number of young people out of work, education and training

Commenting on the number of young people not in education, employment or training, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor virtually ignored education in his Autumn Statement, which does not bode well for children’s education.

ATL comment on impact of funding pressures on sixth form colleges

Dr Norman Crowther, ATL's national official for post 16 education, comments on the report about the impact of funding cuts on sixth form colleges by the Sixth Form Colleges Association.

What's wrong with making a profit from education? This is what was said...

“We don’t want Serco exam factories” said Rick Muir, associated director of IPPR and a panelist at yesterday’s ATL debate on the role of profit in schools. This was the first in five debates ATL will be holding as part of their varied #ShapeEducation discussions, and on this occasion I was the chair.

Imagine if every school in your local area was stamped with a commercial logo

The case for ‘for profit’ providers in education rests on weak empirical foundations. The international evidence on the performance of for-profit school providers is at best mixed.