Dr Dan welcomes the announcement made today by Education Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Justine Greening on the launch of the Government's stage 2 consultation of fair funding for schools and in particular, her announcement that the fair funding formula will protect small rural schools.
The National Fair Funding formula will be the mechanism to ensure that funding is delivered fairly to schools, regardless of their location and in particular committing to delivering funding quickly to those schools in areas which have had, up to now, unfair levels of funding.
Dr Dan has campaigned regularly to bring forth fairer funding for schools, especially those smaller schools who are struggling to make ends meet in the most rural of our communities. Dr Dan regularly meets with schools across Central Suffolk and North Ipswich and funding is, without exception, always high on the agenda.
Suffolk is a predominantly rural county and it is already known that the cost per pupil funding is significantly lower than other areas in the country.
Having campaigned regularly Dr Dan welcomes today's announcement and is pleased that the Government is delivering on its commitment to a new national fair funding formula for schools. Following the 14 week consultation period, Dr Dan looks forward to seeing greater funding being made available to schools in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, where the standards of teaching are excellent but so much more can be achieved with greater funding from Government. In particular Dr Dan will be looking to see those schools who have been historically underfunded seeing funding gains coming through very soon.
Dr Dan will continue to do his best for schools across Central Suffolk and North Ipswich and to argue the case for improved funding on their behalf.
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