High Peak’s Labour candidate Ruth George is campaigning against the planned £3 Million cuts to high Peak’s schools.
“I have 2 sons in primary school and my daughter is training as a teacher in the High Peak, so I know just how stretched our schools are already, with class sizes rising and teachers already being lost.”
Headteachers have warned that the Conservatives’ planned cuts of £3 billion a year by 2019 will take schools to ‘breaking point’.
Ruth George will fight for all schools to be funded fairly:
A Labour Government will stop the cuts to school budgets with a real terms increase funding and introduce a fair funding formula that ensures no schools in the High Peak would lose out. We will:
- Stop the £2.5 Billion of school funds the government plans to give to private companies to set up ‘Free Schools’ – even when a new school is not needed.
- Halt the £360 Million Theresa May is giving to bring back Grammar Schools
- Bring Academy Schools back under democratic control and require all teachers to be properly qualified
- Keep class sizes down
- Give a free school meal to every primary school pupil