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Teacher pay survey shows that 63% of teachers have considered leaving the profession due to pay concerns.
NEU-commissioned research released this week found teachers are opposed to the Reception Baseline Assessment, branding it unreliable, unfair and damaging to children.
There are 392 nursery schools in England. As a result of chronic underfunding, many have been forced to close in recent years.
Unless the Government changes course, even more nursery schools will face threat of closure. They have accepted that nursery school funding is insufficient and as a stopgap measure, allocated some money to plug the holes – but only till 2021.
The Government must make a funding commitment in the Budget on 11 March that secures the long-term future of maintained nursery schools.
Nursery schools face losing one third of their budget on average when the stopgap funding ends. This means severe cuts to the education and services they provide. In many cases, these cuts will simply put nursery schools at risk of closure.
Nursery schools educate around 40,000 children. The majority are located in the poorest parts of the country and, for many families, they are the only opportunity for early education. Up to 40,000 children could lose out completely on early education.
AGENDA is an online resource for educators who want to empower children (age 7-18) to make positive relationships matter in their schools and communities. It has equality, inclusivity, children’s rights and social justice at its heart and offers creative ways of how practitioners can support children to explore and express what matters to them. It can be used to develop inclusive, relevant and rights-respecting relationships and sexuality education.
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