Wednesday, 11 May 2016

London Councils calls for academy conversion cash to be used to level up school funding

London Councils' Executive member for children, skills and employment Cllr Peter John OBE has responded to the recent government announcement on academisation. He said:
Revoking the decision to force all schools to become academies is great news for London’s schools. They can now focus on improving their already enviable results at Key Stage 2 and GCSE, working in partnership with boroughs, parents and central government to offer London’s children the best quality education possible.

Money set aside to help schools convert – said to be around £500 million – should now be used to level up funding across the country, ensuring no child is disadvantaged by the introduction of a new national funding formula.

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