Thursday 15 November 2018 / 10:33 AM Angela Rayner / Children's Services

The Tories have imposed devastating cuts on both schools and councils – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to a survey by the Local Government Authority which highlights a £536m funding gap in SEND budgets, said:

“The Tories have imposed devastating cuts on both schools and councils, bringing services for children with special educational needs and disabilities to a tipping point. Yet the Budget had nothing for schools other than the Chancellor’s “little extras” with no sign of the resources they need to support the pupils who most need it.

“Despite the Prime Minister’s promise, it is clear that austerity is not over for our most vulnerable children.

“The next Labour government will create a genuinely inclusive National Education Service for all children, properly fund our schools so they can provide dedicated support for special educational needs and disabilities, and tackle the scandal of children who are falling out of the education system altogether.”