What is happening in Surrey Schools?

No.jpgEvery week for the last couple of years, UNISON has been receiving notice of restructures, mergers, staff cuts and academy transfers in Surrey schools.

The new funding formula threatens to unleash yet another wave of cuts in our schools.

A Head Teacher has even warned that Surrey schools may move to a four-day week due to the "dire financial situation" of proposed government funding cuts.

David Blow, Head Teacher at The Ashcombe School in Dorking, made the comments in a letter written to Mole Valley MP Sir Paul Beresford.

It was a response to ongoing budget strains and the government's planned introduction of the new National Funding Formula to distribute money for schools.

The National Union of Teachers has claimed that the formula would lead to a funding deficit in Surrey schools of more than £37 million by 2019/20.

However, the Department for Education has dismissed the figures and states Surrey would actually see a 3.1% increase in funding by 2019/20, or almost £18 million.

Surrey County UNISON are conducting this survey – aimed at all those with a stake in our schools (Support Staff, Teachers, Parents and Governors) – to find out from you what the real situation is. What is the truth at the front line in our schools?

Please take the time to complete this survey. It should only take a few minutes. We will use the results to highlight any issues which come to light and to campaign for fair funding for education in Surrey.

 

Take the survey

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  • published this page in Branch News 2017-04-25 10:27:54 +0100

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