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annal nayyar-reports Academy trusts generate surplus of significant sums

The National Audit Office (NAO) criticised the government’s first combined annual report and accounts for the academy sector, which revealed that two thirds of all secondary schools now had academy status. Overall, a quarter of schools are academies. A total operating surplus of more than £500 million was reported by the sector at the end [...]

Annal Nayyar – BBC report on School Funding

Academy funding falling for secondary pupils Academies in England received less last year per pupil in secondary schools than four years earlier, according to official figures. The median income per secondary pupil in academies for 2015-16 was £5,714, down from £6,340 in 2011-12, not taking into account inflation. Head teachers have been campaigning about funding [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs report that Lib Dems in ‘breakfast doesn’t mean breakfast’ attack

The Lib Dems have said “breakfast doesn’t mean breakfast” as they attacked Conservative plans to end the free school lunch policy brought in while they were in coalition. Ex-leader Nick Clegg called on Theresa May to reverse the cut, saying a plan for free breakfasts in England instead would allocate only 7p to each child. [...]

annal nayyar upload report: Nick Clegg: Tory school meal plans ‘hit children’s health’

Conservative proposals to end free school lunches for infants in England will have a negative impact on children’s health, Nick Clegg has said. The Conservatives are proposing free breakfasts for all primary school children instead. But Mr Clegg said that unlike school lunches, breakfasts have no minimum fruit and vegetable portions. He said it meant [...]

Annal Nayyar- uploads report on Conservative manifesto launch: Private schools will be forced to sponsor state sector or lose charitable status

At least 100 of the country’s leading independent schools will be forced to sponsor a state school or risk losing their charitable status, under the Conservatives’ education proposals.   The Tory manifesto states that private schools must sponsor an academy or set up a free school, as part of plans to create the “world’s great [...]

Annal Nayyar report that BBC State School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’

The £3bn savings expected of England’s schools threaten the stability of the whole education system, says the National Association of Head Teachers. General secretary Russell Hobby says ministers should no longer be allowed to claim school funding is protected. The Department for Education has said school funding is at record levels. But the Institute of [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs report that outlines Cash for poor pupils used to fill budget gap

The pupil premium designed to help children from poor backgrounds is being used by almost a third of head teachers to plug gaps in their budgets, according to a think tank. A survey of 1,361 teaching professionals also found that two thirds of schools had cut back on teaching. Schools in England are facing their [...]

Annal Nayyar posted report Public Finance report states Half of schools turn to parents for financial support, unions claim

Teaching unions have urged the government to “sit up and listen” on education funding, after a new survey revealed half of schools have turned to parents for financial support. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers and National Union of Teachers have said the survey, published today, indicates teaching standards are dropping as schools focus on [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs – BBC Report identifies School funding: Winners and losers in shake-up

Individual schools will lose or gain hundreds of thousands of pounds in the first year of the biggest shake-up of school funding in England for decades. Official figures released as the part of consultation on the changes show 9,045 schools will lose money while 10,653 will get more. One school – Nottingham Academy – will [...]

Annal Nayyar – BBC Report outlines- The parents of about half a million pupils in England are being sent a letter on Thursday warning of cuts to schools because of funding shortages.

The heads of almost every school in Essex, West Sussex, East Sussex and Cornwall have written a joint letter warning of budgets at “breaking point”. They say it will mean staff cuts, bigger class sizes and fewer support services, such as for mental health. The Department for Education says school spending is at record levels. [...]