New research has revealed that 32 of York’s schools face cuts – meaning fewer teachers for more students.
The Schools Cuts alliance of education unions has released figures showing a fall of 15,000 secondary school staff across England at a time of rising pupil numbers.
And they say some of the largest staffing cuts are in the areas with the lowest average funding per pupil – including York.
The alliance’s analysis of the core school budgets makes plain how many city schools are going to be hit.
Across England there has been an average loss of 5.5 staff members in each school since 2015 – 2.4 fewer classroom teachers, 1.6 fewer teaching assistants and 1.5 fewer support staff.
Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Our analysis of the Government’s figures now confirms what teachers and head teachers have been saying for the last two years: the cuts to education are damaging for children’s education.
“Schools are cutting back on teacher numbers and the pupil-to-teacher ratio is worsening.”
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