Website reveals feared impact of cuts for schools in Harlow
Education / Wed 9th Nov 2022 am30 09:13am
A WEBSITE has revealed the impact on cuts for schools across Harlow.
Schoolcuts.org.uk states that: “Next year, a staggering 18,060 schools face year-on-year funding cuts totalling £1bn in real-terms.
“For millions of children, these cuts will lead to larger class sizes, fewer subject choices and reduced individual support for children.
“For teachers, it means more real-terms pay cuts, more unmanageable workloads and less time to teach each child”.
It asks for readers to sign a petition.
The impact on schools in Harlow is listed below.
Why are some Harlow schools impacted more than others?
YH has been told that “the less you rely on additional funding such as for a child with special needs, the less you’ll be cut”.
Our source claimed that it was the “opposite of levelling up”
This is disgusting. Young people are the future and the key to growth is a well-educated workforce, be it academic or vocational.
This Govt has continually under funded education for 12 years. This comes as no surprise to those of us who work in Education. They use terms like "billions" in the hope of confusing the public. The fact is year on year schools get less and teachers get less. This year's pay award, for example, in 6% below the annual inflation rate - meaning that teachers will have lost 25% of the value of their income in 12 years & support staff 30%. To make it worse, and punish children, this inadequate pay award is unfunded - adding to the financial chaos. This is why the NEU, NAHT & NASUWT are all balloting for strike action - demanding a fully funded, inflation linked pay award. P.S. I don't know who "Jamie" in comments is but the unpleasant comment about immigrants is unhelpful and irrelevant.
Here's an idea, remove teaching assistants to save money and the teachers will just have to hand out the pencils themselves.