The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.
Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in Hall Green will have seen their budgets cut by £9,203,868 in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.
This is equivalent to a cut of £446 per pupil. Across the constituency, 84% of schools have seen their spending power cut since 2015.
Izzy Knowles, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hall Green said: “Young people across Hall Green deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.
“But instead, the Conservatives have cut school budgets to the bone. Across the country, hundreds of schools rely on handouts from local parents or cut staff numbers to make ends meet. Some schools are even shortening the school day because they can’t afford to keep children at school for a five-day week.
“As the next MP for Hall Green, I will fight to reverse school cuts so that our children can get the resources they need to learn.
“Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for every child in Hall Green. By stopping Brexit, we can spend £10 billion a year more on schools and recruit 20,000 more teachers to give every child the skills they need to succeed in life.”
A Liberal Democrat government would reverse these cuts to frontline school budgets with an emergency cash injection of £4.6 billion next year.
By 2024/25, the party will spend more than £10 billion extra on schools compared to this year, enough to boost teaching numbers by 20,000 over five years.
The funding will also be used to support children with special educational needs and invest in extra training for teachers.