Public meeting to fight damaging school funding cuts

Parents, teachers and the council are coming together to protect local schools.

The government is planning to slash funding for all pupils and schools in Hammersmith & Fulham, with the area set to be one of the hardest hit in the country.

To help fight the plan, we are calling an urgent public meeting on Tuesday 28 February where you can find out more about the cuts and how we hope to stop them.

Parents and carers – have your say at lbhf.gov.uk/fairfunding.

The cuts

The government is planning to cut three per cent from its funding for Hammersmith & Fulham schools . This is in addition to rising costs for schools of more than 10 per cent in the past three years.

“These cuts are a real danger to children’s education,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore. “You can help us fight the plans.

“School budgets are already stretched and any more cuts could have a massive impact. It’s not fair for children to lose out because the government is not investing enough in education. And it’s not fair on the teachers and their fantastic schools.”

Negative effect

The council-led campaign is backed by the H&F Schools’ Forum which is chaired by Peter Haylock.

“If schools’ budgets are cut – at a time when costs are increasingly significantly – it can only have a negative effect on the education that we are able to deliver,” he said.

“We will not be able to employ the number of high quality teachers and leaders that we need to be able to maintain standards.”

Join us

The meeting will take place at Hammersmith Town Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 28 February.

You can also have a say by responding the government’s consultation and join our mailing list for all the latest updates. Find out more and share your views at lbhf.gov.uk/fairfunding.

Fostering event, Thursday 30 March 2017, 10am to 12 noon, Westminster City Hall SW1E 6QP
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