Clive has condemned massive cuts in local schools' budgets planned by the Government over the next five years.
Clive told the House of Commons in a debate on school funding that the Tories had promised that the amount of money for every child in school would not be cut, but according to the Government's own figures 74 out of 77 schools in Greenwich are now facing cuts. Across the borough, schools look set to see their annual budget cut by over £20 million by 2019 – the equivalent of losing 554 teachers. To view the figures and see the impact on your local school, click here.
The Government is now holding a consultation on its proposals school which ends on March 22.
Clive is calling on all those who share his concern about school funding cuts to make sure their voices are heard by:
1. Taking part in the Government consultation at consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-funding-formula2/
2. Signing Clive's online petition at www.cliveefford.org.uk/schoolcuts
3. Signing the national petition at http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#/ demanding that the government keeps its promises not to cut school funding.