Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education has announced a new round of funding for education by the Government. In total the core schools and high needs budget will rise to a record £43.5bn next year.
Within this raise of funding, the Government has allocated it towards certain specified areas, with £508 million for Teacher’s pay, £400 million for school capital projects, and £250 million for higher needs funding. The Government has also announced plans to cut costs for many schools with a new national deal delivered to address supply staff funding, as well as new deals with businesses and schools to help keep facilities well stocked and supplied.
There have been numerous successes as a result of the Government’s focus on education: 1.9 million more children are in good or outstanding schools compared to 2010, and the gap between disadvantaged pupils and others at key stage 2, measured using the disadvantage gap index, has narrowed by 13% since 2011.
Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip was delighted by at the news and continues to support the Government in its efforts to provide quality education across both his constituency and the whole of the United Kingdom.