Friday 3 January 2020 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Rayner responds to government announcement on culture funding for children in schools

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the government’s announcement on culture funding for children in schools, said:

“This additional funding, however welcome, is not sufficient to address the impact of a decade of austerity.

“Under the Tories the curriculum has narrowed, teaching of arts subjects has plummeted, and the additional funding being promised for schools will not even reverse the government’s own cuts.

“A Labour government would give our schools the resources they need, including an Arts Pupil Premium so that every child can learn a musical instrument.”

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