Education secretary must reverse staggering school budget error

Commenting on reports that Department for Education officials made an error in school funding allocations for next year, meaning schools will now have £370 million less than promised, NASUWT General Secretary Dr Patrick Roach said:

“The revelation that schools could be left with shortfalls in their budgets of potentially tens of thousands of pounds because of incompetence is staggering.

“This will heap more uncertainty on school leaders and teachers who are already facing worsening financial pressures, with budgets already slashed over the last 13 years.

“There needs to be recognition of the damage this will cause to the education of children and young people if not resolved immediately. The Education Secretary must commit to reversing this and ensure schools have their budgets restored.”