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Corbyn pledges to plug £3bn funding gap.

Corbyn pledges to plug £3bn funding gap.

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to plug a £3bn black hole in school finances in England.

The Labour leader's promise that education would be a spending priority for his party came at a head teachers' conference in Telford.

He hinted that he would use corporation tax to pay for the extra spending commitments but said specific details would be in Labour's manifesto.

The Conservatives insist school funding is protected and at a record high.

The National Audit Office says schools face £3bn in spending pressures by 2020 and head teachers around the country have been looking at making staff redundant and cutting provision.

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