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#ParentsStrikeBack – say no to the school funding cuts!

#ParentsStrikeBack – say no to the school funding cuts! Posted on May 4, 201722 Comments

I am joining the grassroots rebellion. The rebellion is telling the UK Government that I am pissed off with the proposed school funding cuts.  Cuts that will undermine my kids’ education, hinder their academic progress and no doubt drive down standards with life-long consequences.

How does the school funding cuts affect me?

Yes, I live in France. But, we’re moving back to the UK at the end of the summer and my children will go back into the UK school system.

I want my children to go to a local school. A local school that can provide a first class education. I believe my children are entitled to that.

Your local school deserves fair funding

Every school is affected by the proposed school funding cuts.

This amazing tool will show you exactly how much money your school is set to lose and how your school will be affected.


Here’s how you can help to stop the school funding cuts

1. Sign the petition against the school funding cuts

The school funding cuts will devastate our children’s education and will have the inevitable results of:

  • Class sizes of up to 40 – overcrowded classes
  • Parents contributing to core running costs (in France I have to buy all my kids text books, exercise books and stationery. This adds up to over 300 euros per child each year.)
  • School days shortened to save money – increased childcare costs for you
  • Cuts to subjects such as music and languages – these are core subjects

Sign the petition here

2. Take your message to the top

The amazing people behind the grassroots campaign Fair Funding For All Schools have created a brilliant set of campaign resources including a letter you can download and send to your MP and the Education Secretary, the Rt Hon Justine Greening.

If you don’t know who your local MP is. You can find out here

And let’s face it, there’s an election rocking up….they want your vote!

3. Take to social media and spread the word.

You can use these hashtags to get your message out:

Grassroots campaigns work!

The grassroots campaign is working because even our the government’s backbenchers are asking their leaders to make a U-turn!



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22 thoughts on “#ParentsStrikeBack – say no to the school funding cuts!

  1. Great post – it’s such a scary situation. Some parents in my area are making noise about it and there is supposed to be a meeting set up by a group of schools soon and I am hoping to attend. Thanks for highlighting the issue.

    1. Thank you. It’s great to hear that parents are making a noise. If you get the chance do get involved. It’s such a horrendous situation.

    1. I can’t believe schools are closing at 1pm. Seriously how does that improve kids’ education and what do you do if you work? Suck up the extra cost!

  2. The funding cuts to education are so upsetting – it feels like it’s been going on for years now. I grew up with such a huge love of music and art, and it’s clear that those subjects have such a tiny focus in schools now. They’re just subjects for well off children to study outside of school. Class sizes of 40 is shocking – I remember the uproar about increasing to 30 when I was in school! Off to read more about the petition now. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    1. This really upsets me this is so shortsighted and the repercussions affect a whole generation. You are right, only well-off kids will get the chance to do music, art, drama these subjects broaden children’s horizons and should be available to all kids.

  3. My daughter’s school has already shortened the school week by one lesson. That map is brilliant if you don’t already know what cuts are coming.

    1. It’s unbelievable that this is happening. It’s hard to make up for this, and it’s our children who suffer.

    1. I completely agree education is so important, you can’t put a price on it, but the bean counters in Whitehall do. It’s outrageous.

  4. Why can’t governments see that children are the world leader and workers of the future? To undervest in education is to turn a blind eye to the future of our country. Great post #Blogstravaganza

    1. It’s total and utter madness. Let’s hope heads get knocked together and common sense prevails!

    1. I know it’s horrible. I don’t want us to go the way of the States and pull out of everything that matters. But the parent pressure parent power is working! So channel that despair and sign the petition and or write to your MP. Every little bit of parent power helps!

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