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Emergency cash needed for our schools says Rana

October 7, 2019 9:30 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Rana (Sept 2019) 1Responding to the relaunch of the National Education Union's 'School Cuts' website, which reveals that more than 15,000 schools will have less money per pupil in real terms in 2020 than they did in 2015 and the Parliamentary Ombudsman for Local Governance in Education reporting that special education funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities are increasingly being failed by the system,

Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby & Bulkington Rana Das-Gupta said:

"The Conservatives continue to fail our children as parents and teachers are made to wait for the money their schools desperately need. The money in the Spending Round won't reach all schools until next September and even then, it will probably take until around 2022 for the cuts since 2015 to be reversed. Schools are struggling to afford basic supplies and teachers are being put under impossible pressure.

"Liberal Democrats demand better for our children's futures. We need an emergency cash injection this year to reverse school cuts, so that teachers have the resources they need to help their pupils succeed in life."

According to the National Education Union, "the funding crisis continues next year" for 81% of schools in England. They estimate that 15,684 schools will have less money per child in real terms in 2020 than they had in 2015 - https://neu.org.uk/campaigns/funding

A system in crisis? Ombudsman complaints about special educational needs at alarming level https://www.lgo.org.uk/information-centre/news/2019/oct/a-system-in-crisis-ombudsman-complaints-about-special-educational-needs-at-alarming-level