School cuts are affecting our children’s education in Chingford and Woodford Green. My former school – Chingford Foundation – now has a projected shortfall of £468,977 (£377 per-pupil loss).
Schools all over our area are seeing increased class sizes, support staff not being replaced, special needs provision reduced, and subject choices scaled back.
At some of our local schools, academisation has resulted in greater staff turnover, instability for children and less say for parents. I will be fighting with you to ensure we have the best education system for our children, from Sure Start to college, university and adult education.