The Chancellor’s Spring Statement should have been used to announce urgent action to help schools and colleges with the funding problems they are facing now, but the Statement contained nothing to tackle the crisis in education funding caused by the Government’s real terms cuts. Class sizes are increasing, but teachers and support staff are being driven out by attacks on their pay and intolerable workloads. Schools and colleges are struggling to cope with the cuts and high needs funding is in crisis, threatening the support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
In failing the five tests set by the National Education Union to ensure a high-quality education for all, the Government once again failed our children and young people – including those with special educational needs and disabilities. The National Education Union, alongside other education unions, will continue its campaign to ensure that our children and young people get the investment that they deserve and our economy needs.
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We are building towards a weekend of action on 21-22 April. We want to encourage hundreds and thousands of activities to bring home the message that the Government must act to protect schools and children’s and young people’s education.
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If you're an NEU rep, a toolkit addressed to you has been sent to your school. We've also sent toolkits out to every school in England without a rep where there are NEU members. If you haven't received one, please let us know using this form.
Use our printed toolkit to raise awareness about the school cuts campaign and to persuade the Government to inject much-needed money into schools and protect our children’s education. Together we can make a difference.