https://www.tes.com/news/gove-pledges-ps1bn-increase-schools-budget Michael Gove will today pledge a £1 billion increase to the schools' budget, in an effort to redeem himself among teachers. The former education secretary and Conservative leadership candidate will say that he will restore the amount of money spent per pupil to 2015 levels. Flying pig alert! Despite Teresa May's assertion that there is no magic money tree, it seems the Govester knows better and a quick shake will soon deliver £1bn for schools. The DFE has for many months, if not years, boasted that education spending is at record levels but Gove's plan to restore spending per pupil to 2015 levels simply confirms that education spending per pupil has been cut year after year so the cat's now officially out of the bag. It would be more to his credit if he restored spending back to 2010 levels when the Tory/LIb Dems coalition came to power and of which government Gove was the Education Secretary. If (God forbid) Gove ever does make it to No 10 and if any extra cash does find its way into schools, I doubt there will be an overall uplift in school budgets rather the cash will be channelled into the Tory pet projects like MATs, Grammar schools and the like.