Business urged to back The Star’s campaign calling for Fair Funding for Sheffield Schools

Business editor David Walsh is urging businesses to sign the petition.
Business editor David Walsh is urging businesses to sign the petition.
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Children are our future and education is crucial to their life chances - so it is vital their teaching is funded properly.

Yet Sheffield schools receive the least of all the major cities in England. Schools in the city will receive £743 per pupil less than Manchester in 2018/19 and headteachers have warned of mass redundancies and cutting the school week because of cuts.

The Star and Sheffield Telegraph have launched a petition to get fairer funding for Sheffield schools.

Please sign the ‘Fair Funding for Sheffield Schools’ petition on Change.org and tweet a photo of you holding this hashtag: #FairFundSheffieldSchools or email it to david.walsh@thestar.co.uk

Coun Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for education and skills at Sheffield Council, has written to Secretary of State for education, Damian Hinds MP, demanding better funding. She is now bringing a motion to a full council meeting on Wednesday to put pressure on the Government.

She said: “It is simply outrageous that the government are currently pressing ahead with continued cuts to education.

“Their new funding formula is supposed to address imbalances, but without the proper funding it just leaves the budgets of Sheffield schools once again slashed.”