19 October 2018
ASCL recognises the financial issues that the country is facing and the need for HM Treasury to prioritise spending allocations. However, we are equally aware of the critical importance of our education system to the country’s long-term prosperity.
Our education system should prepare young people for life in a global, digitised community while continuing to equip them with the core skills, knowledge and understanding they need in their adult lives. The long-term economic well-being of the country will depend on us having a well-educated, highly skilled workforce. The funding of education must therefore be seen as a necessary investment for the future prosperity of the nation.