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English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Schools funding is still in crisis – prepare to lobby

Join us for a Lobby Against School Cuts to show MPs that, despite the Department of Education’s welcome rethink, there is still a problem

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

School funding cuts could deny children a decent future says UNISON

Responding to government plans to reform school funding UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Schools that are already underfunded will get much less than they’d hoped for. “Other highly rated schools in better resourced areas will see their budgets cut further still to fund those currently failing. “Good education doesn’t come cheap. Schools need […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds

Monday 10 September 2018 For immediate use   UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds The government must launch a fresh inquiry into Bright Tribe following new allegations that the troubled multi-academy trust has misused public money, says UNISON today (Monday). It follows revelations set to be broadcast […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Blog: West Sussex schools are running out of money – it’s time to fund our schools properly

Since Theresa May became Prime Minister in July, the Conservative Party has spent time and money on educational hobby horses like grammar schools – £200m funding in the Autumn Statement – while under their noses, and on their watch, there are real problems with school funding that aren’t being addressed.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Demonstration to Demand a Fully Funded Education System

A demonstration calling for proper funding for our schools is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 24th November) in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle from 11.00 am.  Our schools need more than little extras promised by Phillip Hammond in the recent budget and Education trade unions together with UNISON are coming together to demand a fully funded education […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of  education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

School Funding England

School Funding England The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the outcome of their consultation of the future of school funding in England. There are some significant changes from the original proposals announced earlier in the year. They have stated that there will be an additional £1.3 billion pounds for school funding over the next […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Blog: Cash-strapped schools are struggling to give children a decent education

Only last month I wrote here about the problems facing school funding – and the need for the funding formula to resolve it in a way that’s fair to communities across the country. I said: “The answer to the financial problems schools face is not to shift pots of money about – robbing Peter to […]

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.