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Government called to fix "broken" education funding system

A report claims the Government must fix the broken education funding system and commit to a multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges.

It must also bring forward a strategic ten-year education funding plan, according to the the Education Committee in its report on school and college funding.

The report says funding has not kept pace with the rising demands placed on schools and colleges.

The Committee's inquiry found that, as well as coping with growing pupil numbers and rising costs, schools were increasingly being asked to cover additional services – such as mental health, social issues and more complex special educational needs and disabilities provision – without adequate resources, putting the sector under significant strain over the past decade.

The report shows that further education has been hardest hit, with post-16 funding per student falling by 16% in real terms over the past decade. MPs urge a £1 billion boost.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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