Could school cuts cost your child’s education?

Education is facing a financial crisis. With the government shake-up of funding announced recently, could Manchester and Cheshire schools be affected?

Local headteachers say yes! You might have seen alarming reports about the prospect of a four-day school week as heads consider ways to balance the budget. Whether this comes to fruition remains to be seen. What is happening now is a cut in staff and services.

How could a reduced budget affect my child?

With a tightly squeezed budget, your child’s school over the coming year could be forced to:

  • Increase class sizes
  • Reduce 1:1 support outside the classroom
  • Cut teaching assistants
  • Make teachers redundant
  • Cut specific subjects

With further strain on funding for SEND children, plus those with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, where does this leave you if your child struggles at school already?

In short, less support. For instance, teachers who once might have had two classroom assistants in class are now facing losing such vital help. Of course, TAs will still be in schools – there will just be less of them…

Meanwhile, increased class sizes put teachers under even more pressure – through no fault of their own. This means that children who really need extra support often struggle to get it.

Could a private tutor help?

Many parents approach us at 121 Home Tutors worried that their child isn’t coping in class, or has slipped through the net.

In fact, parents of primary and secondary school children with learning difficulties often get in touch at their wits end – unsure how to turn their child’s fortunes round.

Please remember, you’re never alone. And that you’re more than welcome to get in touch with our tutor team who at the very least would be happy to advise you.

 

 

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