Justine Greening: no school will lose funding under formula
July 6, 2017
This week, the secretary of state for education Justine Greening reaffirmed the government’s commitment that no school will lose funding under the national funding formula proposals. Speaking in parliament during the Education and Local Services debate, following the Queen’s speech, Ms Greening said “as we outlined in our manifesto, we will make sure that no school has its budget cut as a result of the new formula.”
In response, Lucy Powell, Labour MP for Manchester Central said “although the Government say they are protecting budgets in cash terms, they are not protecting them in real terms, so even the winners from the fair funding formula will still lose 3% of their budgets, whereas the losers will lose more than 11%. Every school in the country is a loser.”
The National Governance Association are continuing their campaign for an increase in real-terms school funding to account for increased cost pressures facing schools and are also encouraging members to share their views about the school funding situation at their school or academy in the 2017 NGA/TES survey.