Our schools are currently facing even greater challenges to their finances and I am concerned that the cuts being implemented by the Conservative Government are putting education standards at risk.
The Government is not investing sufficiently in our children’s education and as a result I believe that many schools are now faced with having to cut staff to make ends meet.
The Government’s new National Funding Formula is not equal to all schools with some losing out more than others financially.
In addition, I am also very worried about the impact of cuts upon those children who have special educational needs. Constituents have come to see me at my surgery and have told me of the problems they are facing due to lack of resources. Local authorities play a vital role in supporting schools and I believe that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are paying the price for funding cuts as the government starves local councils of the resources they need.
It is time that the Government recognised the importance of investing in the education of our children for generations to come.
Jared O'Mara MP
Read about Jared and the other Sheffield MP's who together support the Sheffield Star campaign on Sheffield's school funding here.