Schools funding: doing things the way we’ve always done is no longer an option – for schools, or for that matter, for government policy | admin

Having dominated the first PMQs since Theresa May’s announcement that a General Election would be held on 8th June, school funding has proved a key political battleground in the early weeks of campaigning.

Pressure on school budgets imposed by pay rises, the national living wage, higher employer NI and pensions contributions, and by the imposition of the apprenticeship levy, has been growing for some time, but have been thrown into sharp relief following the publication of an NAO report estimating that the government would need to find £3 billion in savings by 2020. Last week, the NAHT…

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