Throughout 2016 the NUT and the ATL identified the changes made by the Conservative Government to the Schools Funding Formula and their effects on schools, teaching staff and children across the country.
After these figures were announced and criticised by the Conservatives as an 'exaggeration' and 'scare mongering' - the National Audit office discovered that in fact the cuts were MUCH worse than first expected.
98% of Schools in England and Wales will have their budgets cut including every single school in the Wansbeck Constituency - ranging from small community primary's facing losses of £570 per pupil (cambois primary) to large urban high schools facing losses of nearly £750,000 from their budget - or the equivalent of 20 Teachers (Northumberland C of E Academy, Ashington).
After seeing these figures and realising the devastating impact they will have on our Families, our Communities and our Children's Futures I decided to take action and campaign against these callous cuts in Wansbeck.
I am proud to be serving as a Shadow Cabinet Minister alongside my Colleague Angela Rayner (Shadow Secretary for Education) and The Labour Party will be supporting the campaign alongside The NUT, the ATL, Unison, Unite, GMB and the NAHT who are all shocked and concerned by the scale of these proposed Tory Cuts.
Follow me on twitter @ianlaverymp and join the #schoolsjustwannahavefunds campaign for fairer funding and equality in education.