The National Governance Association (NGA) is dedicating a week of action on school funding later this month, as the organisation seeks to get its voice heard on the issue which it says is “truly reaching crisis proportions”.
After the NGA’s annual survey found that only one in five governors said they would be able to manage the financial pressures they were under without adversely affecting the quality of education pupils receive, action is being taken.
To make the case for additional funding for the comprehensive spending review, governors and trustees are being encouraged to descend on the Houses of Parliament on 28th February to lobby their MPs, invite their MP to visit their school on 1st March, or book a time to visit their MP’s surgery on 2nd March. There are nine asks:
The NGA is asking governors and trustees to use their experiences to evidence the needs for these requests to government. They are being challenged to provide concrete and specific examples of what pupils are losing out on because of the decisions that governing boards are having to make about funding to support the debate.
We would like to highlight our support for the NGA’s Funding the Future week of action.
The FundStar team
13th February 2019