The governments proposed changes to education through the National Funding Formula (NFF). The introduction of the NFF means Hackney could lose £26 million towards education ,this equates to the lost 692 teachers. The government will then re-distribute the £26 to other schools. We welcome other schools should receiving more funding but believe more money should invested in Education to so, instead of removing funding from children in Hackney.
Cllr Bramble and Cllr Ozen joined Cllrs, and parents/carers from London Fields Primary school from the Hackney Fairer Funding Campaign to march outside parliament.
The Deputy Mayor Anntoinette was proud to lead the March and speak at the rally. She spoke about Hackney’s excellent results and the a rich curriculum giving children the opportunity to aim, aim, aspire and achieve. It was a good opportunity to hear from Hackney children what they feel about the proposed cuts!
We have been campaigning for some time for the cuts to be reversed. Alongside the Mayor, headteachers and and governors representing 50 Hackney schools co-signed our letter to Ms Greening, urging her to halt funding cuts and clarify the Government’s position, which shows how concerned those on the front line, teaching our children, are about the future funding of our schools.
It’s important that they know where they stand as soon as possible and we will continue to press for fair funding for our schools until we have a guarantee that Hackney will not be unfairly affected by future proposals.
Justine Greening made an announcement on the 17th July pledging more funding! While we, cautiously welcome the announcement, the campaign will continue until we are reassurances that no Hackney School is worse off, when the National Funding Formula.
Well done London Fields Primary School they did a brilliant job campaigning!