Council Leader, Lib Peck, Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich & West Norwood and Councillor Claire Holland, Deputy Cabinet member for Children & Schools recently all spoke at a public forum with the Fair Funding for All Schools campaign alongside the NUT, teachers, parents and students plus other speakers to support the national parent-led campaign that opposes the governments cuts to school funding.
The meeting was held on Wednesday 15 March at a local Lambeth school and was attended by over 250 people. The concern of parents and teachers was clear in the passion of those present.
Sign the potion here – http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/protect_lambeth_s_schools
We are rightly proud of our Lambeth schools. Ofsted’s annual report states that, despite high levels of disadvantage, Lambeth has “nothing but good and outstanding secondary schools” . In fact, the most recent figures tell us that 96% of our schools are good or better and 40% are outstanding. That ranks us in the top 15 of 152 local authorities.
Lambeth Labour are calling on the government to invest more funding in schools, and in particular to provide an additional £335m per year (1% of the DfE’s schools budget) to ensure no school loses funding as a direct result of the implementation of the National Funding Formula.
We are working with London Councils and we will be providing a full and robust technical response to the consultation on the National Funding Formula which ends on 22 March 2017.