'End uncertainty surrounding education funding' asks NGA in letter to Chancellor

13/10/2017

The National Governance Association has written an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond asking him to "put an end to the uncertainty surrounding education funding" ahead of the Autumn Budget on 22 November.

In the letter, chief executive Emma Knights welcomed the £1.3billion increase as "protection being given to the lowest funded schools." but adds "However, this reallocation of Department for Education’s expenditure does not fully resolve the issue of sufficiency of the overall schools’ budget."

Conveying concerns about school funding raised by governors and trustees in the NGA/ TES annual survey on school governance, the letter concludes "Children and young people are the key to future flourishing and prosperity of our country and if we cannot provide them with a good education we will have failed them.  I am writing on behalf of tens of thousands of school governors and trustees when I ask you to invest in the future by fully funding our schools." 

The letter in full:

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