Budget

Budget cuts are blighting pupils’ prospects, say headteachers

Children’s prospects could be blighted permanently as politicians squeeze school funding to focus on deficit reduction rather than giving pupils a broad and enriching education, the head of the secondary headteachers’ union has warned.









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Headteachers warn of job losses as schools face budget crisis

Schools will have to sack teachers, increase class sizes and drop subjects from the curriculum in the new year because of a squeeze on budgets, head teachers are warning. They predict a “perfect storm”, not of their making.









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Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped

Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.









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Michael Gove accused of ‘lunacy’ in £400m free schools budget row

Coalition relations threatened to deteriorate to an all-time low yesterday after Michael Gove was accused of diverting £400m of essential classroom funding to plug a hole in his free schools project.



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‘Zealot’ Michael Gove accused of ‘lunacy’ in £400m free schools budget row

Coalition relations threatened to deteriorate to an all-time low yesterday after Michael Gove was accused of diverting £400m of essential classroom funding to plug a hole in his free schools project.









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Michael Gove accused of ‘lunacy’ in £400m free schools budget row

Coalition relations threatened to deteriorate to an all-time low yesterday after Michael Gove was accused of diverting £400m of essential classroom funding to plug a hole in his free schools project.









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Classroom controversy: ‘Zealot’ Michael Gove accused of ‘lunacy’ in free schools budget row

Coalition relations threatened to deteriorate to an all-time low yesterday after Michael Gove was accused of diverting £400m of essential classroom funding to plug a hole in his free schools project.









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A good day to bury bad news? 14 academy chains barred from running more schools – revealed on Budget Day

Fourteen academy chains have been barred from running more schools because of concerns over, among other things, the standards and financial management in the ones they run now, MPs have been told.


    








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Heads warn of budget ‘snatchback’

England’s school heads warn budget increases for 2015-16 will be “snatched back” by increased pension contributions and salaries.
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650 schools facing budget cuts

More than 650 primary schools in Northern Ireland are facing cuts to their income due changes in the way government funding is allocated.
BBC News – Education & Family