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Islington MP, Emily Thornberry, wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, expressing concerns about developments at what was then STEM 6 calling for ‘urgent action’ to rescue this academy’.
Teachers at “chaotic” free school vote unanimously to strike after over-stressed and anxious colleague collapses in front of class and para-medics have to be called.
Local MP expresses concern and demands answers about misuse of public funds.
A chancellor, even a Tory one, can never be seen to cut funding to schools. Just as in our hospitals, austerity is delivered through smoke and mirrors. The false hope of protected school funding will be swallowed up in rising costs and it ignores a £600m cut in the education services grant. ‘Fairer funding’ may be welcomed in some parts of the country but will lead to even greater cuts in the inner cities.
Education campaigner and author Janet Downs has called on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to think about the wording of the latest Ofsted report on the failing school IES Breckland in Brandon, Suffolk.
Schools in England face unprecedented budget cuts. This follows cuts imposed by the government over the last five years that have seen many services slashed and around ten percent reduction in the budgets of sixth forms. In the new round school budgets could see reductions by as much as eight and a half percent by 2020. Inner city London areas could be hit harder, up to 24 percent in boroughs such as Southwark, Camden and Tower Hamlets.