Our children are facing a perfect storm in education.
Today the Chancellor has the opportunity to do something about funding for schools and local authorities but will he? Is anyone holding their breath?
Not according to this TES article outlining the issues in funding. The parent-led Fair Funding campaign which is supported by the National Education Union has outlined its concerns in this video and the Local Government Association in its budget submission highlighted that by the end of the decade local authorities will have seen a £16billion cut in government funding.
The impact of these cuts in conjunction with the ever increasing pressure on attendance and on attainment are hitting all our children, but especially those with special educational needs, disability and ongoing mental or physical conditions, and makes life very difficult for those families who are working hard to get by.
Help stop this now by supporting our campaign. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our contact form to tell us your child’s story and confirm that you are happy for us to use this data in an anonymised format to highlight to government what is going on. We won’t mention your name or that of the school, but it helps us to identify patterns across the country if you let us have those details and the local authority area you live in.
If you are a teacher, Headteacher, councillor or local authority officer we are equally interested in your experiences, especially around attendance policy.