London Schools Government Cuts Jobs With New Formula
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If the new London School Funding Formula goes ahead and is changed by the current government, London stands to lose over 17000 teaching posts by the year 2020.
Newham could lose over 1074 teaching posts in this scheme, whilst Tower Hamlets will lose approximately 891 teaching posts with Southwark losing over 808 teachers. This areas are some of the most underfunded areas in London. Unsurprisingly the well off areas such as Richmond and Kingston-Upon-Thames will stand to lose less teachers with this new education formula. The cuts not only cut teaching staff, support staff are in for a hit to. There are over 64000 teachers in the capital of London. The next few years will be very telling.
Many head teachers have already warned their support staff and teachers, that there will need to me some major cuts over the next couple of years. Some headteachers have even written to parents asking for donations to the school, to fill the major gap that will be inevitable. This is not the ideal solution to the problem.
The figures are based on Department for Education data which shows schools across the capital face a real-terms cut of £360 million in 2018/19, an average of £333 per pupil. – London Evening Standard
If the quotations above is true, expect there to be severe problems in every students education settings. From lower teaching standards to a much more poorer quality of food.
The Education Secretary Justine Greening is trying to rebalance the books and in doing so students are losing a quality of education that’s expected throughout the United Kingdom.
“increased class sizes with fewer teachers and less support for vulnerable children”. – Dr Mary Bousted General Secretary Teaching Union ATL
The Department of Education for England think that the proposed cuts and changes in the budget will help other schools in the long run. But we don’t think so.