Cuts to 16-19 funding have been much greater than cuts to school funding. Sixth form colleges are under threat. Teachers in sixth form colleges are facing threats to pay, working conditions and employment. Students in this extremely successful sector are facing threats to their education.
The NUT has decided to ballot members in sixth form colleges, as part of our campaign on the funding of the sector, for a national one day strike which will coincide with a national demonstration in March. You can read more about the issues in this four page briefing document.
You should use it and the other materials on this page to raise awareness of the issues with your colleagues, friends and the public and build support for the campaign. It is vital that we put pressure on MPs and Ministers to tackle the post-16 funding crisis – including by making sixth form colleges exempt from VAT, like schools and academies.
Materials to use can be found below and information on the campaign generally can be found here.
Save our sixth form colleges - NEW video message from Kevin Courtney
NUT deputy general secretary calls on members to turn out with a strong YES vote in the NUT ballot and to step-up campaigning to save our sixth form colleges.
Sixth Form Colleges – Briefings on Funding, Area Reviews and Academies