02 May Not in our governing body’s name
Phillipa Davey is a serving chair of governors in a primary school. This image and accompanying text have been widely shared on social media since she shared it on the 25th of April, and are shared here as a guest post with her permission.
As chair of governors of a primary school I’m required to sign off the budget for the new financial year.
This year our budget has been cut by £62,000. Our responsibilities have increased. Next year the cut will be the same. This is without the proposed cuts to education every year until 2020.
Our staff are amazing, truly amazing, worth every single penny and deserve much much more. They haven’t had a pay rise because of the public sector pay freeze. We will not be making any staff redundant but something has to give somewhere…
Every single parent, guardian, carer needs to know our education system is being destroyed by this government and you need to ask what cuts your child’s school is facing.
If you’re a governor and you don’t stand up against cuts that are harming the schools and children you oversee – you are enabling the dismantling of the education system you are supposed to protect.
Well, not in our governing body’s name.