School Cuts Weekend of Action 21-22 April: Hundreds of stalls and rallies organised across England
This weekend the School Cuts Coalition alongside thousands of parents, teachers and support staff will be holding a weekend of events across England to highlight the school funding crisis. Take a look at the school cuts site for details of local events https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/spring-school-cuts-events.
General Secretaries from the School Cuts coalition will be at the following locations on Saturday 21 April:
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL Bury St Edmunds, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom IP33 1UZ
Paul Whiteman, General Secretary, NAHT, Worthing March, Steyne Gardens, Worthing, BN11 3DZ
Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, Westminster, Tachbrook Street Market, 42 Upper Tachbrook St, Pimlico, London, United Kingdom SW1V 2JS
Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, Queen Street, Morley Town Centre, United Kingdom LS27 9DY
Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite, Herne Hill Station, Railton Road, London, SE24 OJP, Jim Kennedy UNITE, National officer for local government and school staff Tachbrook Street Market42 Upper Tachbrook St., Pilmlico London, GB SW1V 2JS
Jon Richards, Head of Education, UNISON, Clapham Common Fair April 22, Entrance to Clapham Common Fair, Clapham Common, London, GB SW4 9DE
School funding has been cut in real terms by £2.8 billion since 2015. The funding crisis has left schools with no alternative other than to reduce staffing levels – meaning larger class sizes and cuts to the curriculum. They have had to cut back on resources, activities, school trips, and maintenance. This crisis will deepen without the government investment that schools need and that pupils, parents and communities deserve. The unions behind the School Cuts campaign represent school leaders, teachers and support staff across the country. We are collectively calling on the government to do the right thing and improve school funding urgently.