Wednesday 5 September 2018 / 4:16 PM Angela Rayner / Schools

The Tories are trying to ban teachers from whistleblowing when schools cuts bite

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Department for Education’s warning to school staff over the expression of ‘political views’, said:

“The Tories are trying to ban teachers from whistleblowing when schools cuts bite into our children’s education. They may hope to silence teachers but they can’t get away from the fact that they will have cut £3 billion from school budgets by 2020.

“If the Government wants to know why teachers are publicly criticising them, they need only look at their own record of broken promises. They even cancelled their ‘guarantee’ that every school would receive a cash increase.

“The next Labour government will create a National Education Service in which every school gets the resources they need to support their pupils, reversing the Tory cuts and providing fair funding for all.”