LABOUR WILL OVERTURN VICIOUS SCHOOL CUTS…
HOW DO THESE CUTS TO YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION MAKE YOU FEEL?
In education cuts by the Tory government of £3 billion by 2020, up
to 99% of schools across the country will see funding per pupil cut. This means that in Bolton West schools are set to lose the huge sum of £5,305, 928. That translates, on average, into a spending reduction per pupil of £422 and the loss of 142 teachers. The impact of this on your child, obviously, could be serious for their education and future.
Letters from local schools have already gone out to parents warning of the devastation this will cause to your children’s education. Schools were already struggling to meet the challenges of reduced budgets and increased costs, and have been performing heroically.
But there comes a point when the dam breaks and headteachers will no longer be able to cope without cutting staff, and maybe even having to reduce the number of days when a school can open.
The tax burden has actually gone up under this government, and so people must now be wondering how they are getting so little for their money, especially when it could seriously damage the education of our children. Is this the start education being privatised?
To see how the funding cuts affect your child’s school visit www.schoolcuts.org.uk
There’s a local protest page on FB too... Bolton Save Our Schools
WHAT LABOUR WILL DO FOR YOU WHEN ELECTED
It’s astonishing that in the 6th richest economy in the world head teachers are having to beg parents for money to fund the basics. And, in addition, free school lunches will now be cut away. The replacement offer of a free breakfast has not even been costed properly, with just 7p per pupil allocated.
£5b of new money to fund education.
Just as Labour established the NHS, it will set up a National Education Service to offer everyone the chance to study for “cradle to grave.”
All primary school children in England will get free school meals paid for by removing tax breaks for private schools.
A properly funded system of free childcare which will eventually be extended to all two-year-olds and, in some cases, to one-year-olds.
The cap on teachers’ pay will be lifted and teachers will have more control of the national curriculum.
Labour will abolish university tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants for students.
The voting age would be reduced to 16.