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Thurrock Labour slam education cuts that could see close to 300 teachers go

THURROCK Labour has responded to the letter Thurrock headteachers have sent out to parents making them aware of a ‘cash crisi” coming to their school

Responding on behalf of Thurrock Labour, Councillor Martin Kerin said: “The Labour Party is very concerned by estimates that Thurrock schools may be set to face real-terms cuts of over £11 million by 2019.

“This means an average cut of £456 per pupil across our borough, equivalent to the loss of 296 teachers.

“Thurrock Labour have always been committed to investing in our children’s education, after all they are our future. We are proud that when we ran the council from 2010 – 2016 the percentage of primary school children in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools rose from just 33% to 95%.

“These reckless Tory cuts to school funding are risking the life chances of a generation of children in Thurrock. It is a complete outrage that headteachers face having to choose between losing teachers and support staff or cutting the curriculum.

“We support the call for the Tory Government to ensure that our schools are fully funded.”


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