ASCL comment on spring statement

13 March 2018

Commenting on today’s spring statement, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“We’re pleased to hear the Chancellor’s assurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the UK economy. This must now translate into a better deal for schools and colleges. Given the positive nature of today’s statement, we can see no reason why the Chancellor would not now set out plans in his autumn Budget to address the funding crisis in education, and we call upon him to do so.

“Schools and colleges have already weathered years of austerity. They have done a superb job under very difficult circumstances. But this cannot go on. They are at breaking point and the young people of this country deserve better.”