331 fewer teachers in Milton Keynes by 2019, thanks to £12million funding cut

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There will be 331 fewer teacher in MK’s state schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

According to data collated by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers & Lecturers (ATL), Milton Keynes’ schools face a funding cut worth £12,353,916.

This will mean £303 less is spent for every pupil at a state school over the year.

The figures relate to proposed new funding formula which have been put forward by the government.

The NUT and ATL claim that 98 per cent of schools across the UK will lose out under the changes, leaving them with increased class sizes, loss of school staff, and cuts to extra-curricular activities and resources.

Read the full story in this week’s Citizen.