Worthless Funding Campaign
9th March 2017
I wrote to parents last month to explain the grave concerns that I have over future funding proposals for our schools and others in Cornwall. Thank you to who has signed the petition or written to Sarah Newton, our MP.
Across England there are similar concerns being expressed by headteachers, governors and parents. Parents and heads in Cheshire have been demonstrating, and heads and governors from across the country including Barnsley, London, the South East, East Devon and Cornwall have been on national and local news broadcasts.
Since I last wrote to you, we have been working hard with headteachers in Essex, East Sussex and West Sussex, and this afternoon schools in each of the four counties have written again to their MP. Below is a link to the letter that I have sent to Sarah Newton this afternoon.
The governors and I really are extremely concerned about the impact of the proposed National Funding Formula due to come into effect in April 2018. The budget pressures that Cornwall’s schools are already facing is difficult; on Sunday, over 27,000 tweets meant that #whatwouldyoucut was trending on Twitter as headteachers and governors in England posted photographs of things that face being cut if the proposed funding plans come into place.
If, on reading the letter, you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.