Brake - Government must reverse damaging school cuts

Ahead of the Autumn statement, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington has written to the Chancellor urging him to rethink school cuts.

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It has emerged that under the Government’s plans, 32 out of 32 schools and academies in Carshalton and Wallington are facing a real term cut to their funding according to the NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) while the average pupil in Carshalton and Wallington will see funding cut by £241.

Tom Brake MP said:

“The government’s decision to plough ahead with these heavy cuts to school budgets show that they are continuing to ignore the needs of children and teachers up and down the country.

“These cutbacks will have a devastating effect on local schools, leading to teacher redundancies and bigger class sizes. I urge the Government to think again and reverse these cuts which will hammer the life chances of children in Carshalton and Wallington”

To learn more about school cuts and how they will affect local schools go to www.schoolcuts.org.uk, which details the crucial facts and figures about this.

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