At Bitterne Manor, we are already having to reduce our budget for professional development, reduce the amount of non-contact time for our staff, make huge savings to resources and increasingly rely on donations to fund the things we'd like to do for our children.
All schools are facing a severe funding crisis due to Government cuts which may mean cuts to teachers, support staff and an increase in class sizes. For the last year warnings about cuts have dominated discussion around education. The Government has cut funding by £2.8 billion and it wants to cut more.There is an ongoing campaign calling on the council and the government to address these issues and provide education with the necessary funding to do our jobs effectively. It will require the concerted effort by staff and parents to exercise their voice and ensure we continue to be able to provide a quality education for all.
For more details head to:
or the FB page Southampton Fair Funding for All Schools.