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English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Are you ready for the weekend of action to save schools?

On 21 and 22 April, education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of  education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Surrey schools in danger of closure

There’s worrying news for staff, parents and pupils at schools in Godalming and Ripley in Surrey as two primary schools remain in danger of closure. Green Oak Primary and Ripley CofE were mandated to become academies by the Department for Education after failing their respective Ofsted reports, but at the time of writing, there are […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

School Funding England

School Funding England The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the outcome of their consultation of the future of school funding in England. There are some significant changes from the original proposals announced earlier in the year. They have stated that there will be an additional £1.3 billion pounds for school funding over the next […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

England’s school staff asked to vote on effect of cuts

UNISON will hold consultative ballot on employment issues arising from central government reductions in school funding

News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: The government is putting pupils at risk with more school cuts

Next week the country has a choice between school cuts under the Tories and investment in our children’s education under Labour – I know what choice I’ll be making, and which is better for our schools, our children and the future of our country.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Fair funding’ must also mean sufficient funding, say education unions

Organisations representing school staff, teachers and leaders – ATL, GMB, NAHT, NUT, UNISON and Unite – have updated the schoolcuts.org.uk website after publication of the government’s final National Funding Formula proposals to reflect the funding losses facing each school in England

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Low paid female staff heaviest hit by school cuts

Each year, predominantly female low paid teaching assistants, cooks, cleaners, receptionists and more, are told by their school they must reduce their working hours or help make other savings if they wish to keep their jobs

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Pupils’ safety at risk as further schools cuts loom, says UNISON

School administrators, business managers and finance workers are regularly administering first aid, handing out medicines to pupils and conducting criminal record checks because of cuts in the number of school support staff, according to a survey published today (Friday) by UNISON. The findings suggest that any further reduction in their numbers – as proposed by […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All English schools face real cuts to funding

Latest Education Policy Institute report confirms unions’ warning over effects of new National Funding Formula

Article, News on the UNISON National site.