Education Funding

Part of EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education 4:02 pm, 13th November 2018

I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. The Government have, of course, failed to meet their teacher recruitment targets for the past five years and teachers now face a real crisis. The Department for Education told us that the teachers pay grant would cover the cost of the pay rise, but that does not include the first £250 million needed to give staff a 1% pay rise, and the Secretary of State’s own Ministers have admitted that not every school will get the funding it needs through the grant. Will the Secretary of State tell us how many schools are not getting enough to meet the cost? Austerity is not over for our schools.