I couldn't find any mention of this elsewhere on the site, so I wanted to draw everyone's attention to the changes that will be made to funding for state schools (primary and secondary) under the new National Funding Formula.
Under these proposals the majority of schools in London (and elsewhere) will see significant cuts - Lambeth alone is set to lose another £25 million by 2019 and the cuts are across the board, so it will mean real changes to the school funding for your child - larger class sizes, less support staff and less facilities and if we cannot afford to pay our teachers and head teachers competitive salaries, this will obviously negatively impact on the quality of the teaching too.
For further information, please see the following link;http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org
If you click on 'Act Now' you can access a button which provides an estimate of school cuts by postcode.
There are a few things that you can do to make your voice heard in objection to these proposals;
1. Sign the petitions at: https://www.change.org/p/stop-school-fu ... -education
2. Respond to the Department of Education Consultation about the National Funding Formula https://consult.education.gov.uk/fundin ... -formula2/
3. Write to your MP - you can download a template letter http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org/act-now.html
4. Share this information with as many people as possible - given how vitally important this is, very little attention has been given to it in the press and few people seem to know about it.
The consultation document needs to be completed by the 22 March 2017
deadline - there is information on how to do this on http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org/act-now.html
TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT YOUR SCHOOL!
It is really important that as many parents as possible complete the consultation to get them to rethink these proposals, as it seems that they have been put together without adequate research, or thought and our children's education is at risk.