Tuesday 27 August 2019 / 7:54 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Tories show no sign of undoing the damage caused by their cuts to schools – Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on leaked Department for Education documents, said:

“Time after time Boris Johnson has backed Tory cuts to school budgets that created the crisis in our classrooms, while slashing taxes for the richest. Johnson shows no sign of taking the action needed to undo that damage, and isn’t even proposing to reverse the Conservatives’ cuts to schools since 2010.

“It is concerning that this leaked document shows senior Tories casting doubt on the value of teaching assistants and suggesting that more cuts are on the way, despite the vital work they do, such as supporting children with special education needs.

“The next Labour government will fully reverse Tory cuts to our schools, increasing per pupil funding in real terms and offering a real terms pay rise to both teachers and support staff.”