22 September 2017
The government is to be commended for taking the first steps to address the historical inequitable funding of our schools by introducing a National Funding Formula (NFF). Although it is the recent NFF consultations that have stimulated some of the recent debate the fundamental issue is that there is insufficient money coming into school and college budgets. This was clearly recognised by the public during the recent General Election as we saw large support from parents for additional funding for schools.
ASCL is well aware of the financial issues that the country is facing and the need for HM Treasury to prioritise spending allocations. We are equally aware of the critical importance of our education system to this country’s long term prosperity.