As part of an Opposition Day Debate on Education Funding, Faisal Rashid MP shared with fellow Members of Parliament the results of his recent Warrington South Schools Survey.
The debate called on the Government to recognise that education urgently needs new investment, and further called on the Government to end austerity, not with little extras but by reversing all cuts to education funding.
Many MPs from across the country joined Faisal in urging the Government to recognise the harmful effects of education cuts.
After the debate, Faisal said:
“I am pleased I had the opportunity to share the damning results of my Schools Survey with colleagues in the House of Commons.
“The survey results highlight just how devastating the impact of cuts to education funding has been in Warrington South; where children and young people have suffered for many years thanks to a legacy of low funding for schools.
“100% of the 31 schools that responded to my survey were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current funding situation. And worryingly, many schools reported plans to make further cuts in the next two years to cope with forthcoming budget pressures.
“I have an immense amount of respect for the tremendous work that teachers and frontline staff are doing under the most difficult of circumstances.
“But it remains clear that without adequate investment, we simply will not have a fit for purpose education system that provides young people with a quality education, and staff with the resources they need to provide that quality education.
“I hope that the strength of speeches from many Members in the House of Commons this week will spur the Government into action.
“I will continue to fight until our schools are properly funded, and children and young people in Warrington South, and across the country, get the quality education they deserve.”
Faisal’s speech can be found on his Facebook below:
Faisal speaks on the real impact schools are facing due to continuous underfunding.
“Education Funding Debate”I passionately believe that in life you get what you pay for, and without adequate investment, we simply will not have a fit-for-purpose education system that provides young people with a quality education, and staff with the resources they need to provide that quality education.Earlier this year, I conducted a survey of schools across my constituency of Warrington South. I did so to better understand the impact of underfunding on pupils and frontline staff, and the response was utterly damning. Some 100% of the 31 schools that responded were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current funding situation, while 81% said that since 2015 they had had to make staffing cuts due to funding pressures. These young people are our future and if this Government are serious about the future of this country being bright, it is high time that they started seriously funding our schools.@Angela Rayner | #WarringtonSchools | #SchoolFundingPosted by Faisal Rashid MP on Wednesday, November 21, 2018