Last chance to tell government that you ‘Support Our Schools’

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The government plans have already been condemned by parents, teachers, school governors, education professionals and trade unions

The consultation into government plans to cut funding to local schools closes on Wednesday 22 March, and parents and teachers across the borough are being urged to make sure their voices are heard. 

The government plans have already been condemned by parents, teachers, school governors, education professionals and trade unions, more than 400 of whom attended a packed public meeting at Hammersmith Town Hall last month.

There have also been meetings, rallies and special events at schools across the borough, as anger at government plans to slash funding for local schools grows.

You can find out more about H&F’s ‘Support Our Schools’ campaign here.

“It’s crucial that as many parents and teachers share their views and take part in the consultation before 22 March”, said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.

“Sending a message direct to those people making the decision to cut funding to schools in our borough is the best way to try and stop these awful plans.”

How you can have your say

You can complete the government consultation online or email: schoolsnationalfundingformula.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk

You can also help fight the cuts in the following ways

In addition to already soaring costs, if the cuts were implemented, small primary schools would face a financial burden of over £100,000 per year – the equivalent of at least two teachers. 

In a secondary school this would mean an even larger financial squeeze, with much less available to spend on children’s education. 

You can watch what happened at the packed public meeting here.

You can find out more about H&F’s ‘Support Our Schools’ campaign here.

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