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New Prime Minister - Education Pledge.

New Prime Minister - Education Pledge.

“Our message to Boris Johnson is that, if he is serious about a domestic agenda which includes education as his top priority, we need more than just promises on the side of a bus. We need real money for real pupils in real schools.

“The NEU together with ASCL, NAHT and the f40 group of lowest-funded local authorities are calling for an additional £12.6bn by 2022/23 in order to reverse these devastating cuts and provide a standard of education that society expects. (1)

“This follows a calamitous era under David Cameron and Theresa May, in which real-terms funding cuts have eaten savagely into the ability of schools and colleges to fully serve the pupils and young people they teach.

“During his campaign Boris Johnson announced £4.6bn by 2022/23, an £8bn shortfall in what is needed. Most alarmingly there is no mention of the crisis in special needs education in his school funding plan and there is no mention of the pensions black hole that will add £1.5bn to school costs. These are terrible and damaging oversights.

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