Heads fear cash cuts
MORE than 4,000 headteachers have signed a letter to Chancellor Phil Hammond urging him not to cut budgets.
They fear the new National Funding Formula will fail to make school budgets allocation fairer.
Teachers from 25 counties have joined the campaign Worth Less?
Group l eader Jules White said at his school, Tanbridge House in West Sussex, cash is so tight they have cut teachers and can’t afford enough cleaners.
He said under the new formula a primary school in Devon will receive £407,200 less than a comparable one in Greenwich, South London. While a secondary in Oxford will get £4,050,200 less than a similar sized school in Hackney.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the new formula means every school will see an increase in funding.
LETTER: Phil Hammond