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).
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.
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.
The Government’s unfair funding formula fails to provide adequate funding for schools, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).
Adrian Prandle, Director of Economic Strategy and Negotiations at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
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:
The Chancellor virtually ignored education in his Autumn Statement, which does not bode well for children’s education.
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.
“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.
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.