More teachers back call for fairer funding in Sheffield schools

Staff at Talbot School back the campaign
Staff at Talbot School back the campaign
Have your say

More teachers have added their support to the campaign for fairer funding for schools in Sheffield.

Staff at Talbot School, in Norton Lees, have joined almost 8,000 people in signing the online petition calling on the Government to redress to the funding situation in the city.

It comes after headteachers warned of mass redundancies, shorter school weeks and bigger class sizes because of budget pressures.

The Government’s new national funding formula - aimed at redistributing funding to historically underfunded areas - helps the situation, but Sheffield does not get a fair deal quickly enough and headteachers are struggling to balance the books.

To add your signature click here.
READ MORE: Sheffield headteachers to join mass rally outside Parliament against funding cuts
READ MORE: Lib Dem education spokesman to meet with Sheffield headteachers over funding crisis
READ MORE: Hospital charity boss backs Sheffield school funding campaign