This week I met with the National Education Union this week in Parliament to hear what more the UK Government could do to support education in Wales.
Although education budgets are set by the Welsh Government their funding is determined by the UK Government. Figures given to me at the meeting demonstrated that 42% of schools in Delyn have suffered UK Government cuts to per pupil funding since 2015. This has resulted in an annual funding shortfall from 2015/16 – 2018/19 of £704,782.
The Welsh Government needs sufficient resources to support every school to succeed. There needs to be adequate money in the pot from Westminster to properly fund schools in Wales. Read more “Westminster funding for Wales”