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SEND crisis: A teacher's perspective

There are days I go home and cry after school. I am failing my children. Is it because I don’t know how to support them? Is it because I haven’t got the right equipment? Is it because I don’t care?
Motion #26
Tue, 2018
  • Norfolk

THAT Conference recognises that teachers and support staff often provide class resources from their own personal finances due to the cuts in funding to schools, and recognises that with the reduction in value of teachers’ salaries in real terms, this is no longer viable or acceptable.

Motion #24
Mon, 2018
  • Hertfordshire

THAT Conference is concerned that budget cuts are already affecting schools and that many school buildings are deteriorating.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council:

Motion #6
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes with concern that low levels of funding for education are forcing many leaders to implement unethical changes in schools and colleges to the detriment of learners.

Examples of such changes affecting learners include management decisions being made that:


Report Nov/Dec 2017

Workload rising: As excessive workload increases, we offer you ways of lightening the burden. Funding falling: Schools and colleges will continue to struggle unless all parts of education are properly funded.

ELM October 2017

School cuts: the national funding formula and the launch of the National Education Union

Joint union statement on the latest Government school funding announcement

ATL, NUT, GMB and Unison have released a joint statement on today's announcement by Government to pledge extra funding for schools.

Additional funding for technical education is a step in the right direction

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments today on Justine Greening’s announcement of additional funding for technical education.
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Report June/July 2017

The money issue: the funding crisis facing schools and the realities of performance-related pay.

Unions ask Parliamentary candidates to pledge to raise school funding

The NUT, ATL, NAHT and GMB are asking every candidate in every constituency in England and Wales to promise that they will address the funding crisis in our schools, which will see schools facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.