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Tories Hand Schools With Richer Pupils More 'Levelling Up' Cash

Discussion in 'Personal' started by modelmaker, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

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  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    "Rich pupils". Those with a property portfolio or private incomes.
     
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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    Boris Johnson stands accused of breaking his promise to “level up” education funding as a new analysis shows schools with rich pupils are set to benefit more from new cash.




    So basically, the new settlement for schools will see an annual spending rise of £7.1bn over three years and all pupils in England, whoever they are and wherever they live will receive an increase in funding of at least 2% next year.

    In practical terms, it means that secondary schools will attract a minimum of £5,150 per pupil – up from £5,000 this year – while primary schools will get at least £4,000 per pupil, up from £3,750.

    But because the funding is equitable, more funding per pupil is being directed towards schools which were previously funded at a lower rate because they were not in deprived areas.

    The report reckons that on average that poorer pupils - those eligible for free school meals (FSM) - will see a real terms funding increase of 0.6% compared to last year, while non-FSM students will receive a larger increase of 1.1%. Also that white British pupils will see real terms funding increases of 1.4%, compared to 0.5% for non-white British pupils. Quite simply because the new funding is equitable and does not take deprivation into account.

    The Report concludes: “The link between funding and pupil need is being weakened by a system of levelling up which directs a proportion of additional funding towards schools with historically lower levels of funding – these schools will typically (though by no means exclusively) be serving schools in more affluent areas.”

    The costs of running schools, with some 70-75% being spent on staffing, varies little from one place to another. Why is this unfair?
     
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    I have to say: It’s the fact that deprivation is not taken into account that causes the problem with the distribution of funding.

    There are ‘fewer disadvantaged pupils’ in the schools that will be getting more funding. Not good when one compares poorer pupils to others.

    ‘The report found on average that poorer pupils - those eligible for free school meals (FSM) - will see a real terms funding increase of 0.6% compared to last year, while non-FSM students will receive a larger increase of 1.1%.’
     
  5. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    To those that have, -- shall be given.
     
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  6. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    ...but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
     
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