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school funding

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Hkhokhar18, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Hkhokhar18

    Hkhokhar18 New commenter

    last month I had been busy writing to nick Gibb MP about school funding as well as other government ministers because as a student I am concerned about the governments handling of this crisis

    the government had not announced any thing about NFS and I fear that school are going to face real time cuts

    if you are a head of a lead senco coordinator please share how this is impacting your profession
  2. Grandsire

    Grandsire Senior commenter

    And as if by magic, an article on this very topic appears on the BBC website..

    School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS

    The amount of per pupil spending in England's schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

    The study says rising pupil numbers - and cuts to local authorities and sixth form funding - have seen a real-term reduction in school spending.

    Heads say it disproves government "rhetoric" about record funding levels.
  3. gainly

    gainly Established commenter

    Judging from what I read on here, there is no actual shortage of funding. It is just that much of the funding is wasted on highly paid chief executives and managers who contribute nothing useful, in fact rather the opposite.
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  4. bessiesmith

    bessiesmith Occasional commenter

    There is huge disparity in school funding due to the opaque school funding formula. Some schools receive more than £7000 per pupil while others receive just over £4000. This means some schools have money to spend (and many seem to spend it on excessive layers of chief executives) while others are absolutely at breaking point.
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  5. install

    install Star commenter

    In many other countries students pay for their own text books and exercise books. Sadly, the uk may need to consider doing the same perhaps? :cool:
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  6. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    In lots of schools, we read, pupils can't even bring a pen....what chance a dozen or more textbooks?
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  7. koopatroopa

    koopatroopa Senior commenter

    Textbooks? Don't you know they're evil incarnate. Any teacher worth their salary is creating and printing individual, carefully differentiated, interactive and entertaining worksheets for each pupil, not handing them a textbook which contains exactly the same boring old work as the pupil next to them is doing!
  8. install

    install Star commenter

    I agree and maybe the time has come to get real with parents in the uk:cool:
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Yes and many secondary schools do still use textbooks and exercise books. Especially exercise books :cool:
  10. Catgirl1964

    Catgirl1964 Occasional commenter

    Ah, but what about all the Pupil Premium students?
  11. install

    install Star commenter

    Yes and there is money available in the pp fund - if it is being passed on sensibly. Which sadly may not be the case in some schools :cool:
  12. Catgirl1964

    Catgirl1964 Occasional commenter

    Don't you think that the least motivated will 'conveniently' forget to bring/buy their exercise books and text books for work avoidance purposes? Then, when it comes to revising for test and exams, as all their work has been completed on paper and therefore lost, little revision will happen and be reflected in the results.
  13. install

    install Star commenter

    Back to some parents in the uk maybe ..and getting real. Teachers are not accountable for all of society's ills and wrongs :cool:

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