Completed petition Protect school funding or admit to the weakening of service provision
We call upon the Welsh Government to protect funding to schools and, if they cannot, to acknowledge the impact of cuts on educational provision, particularly for our most vulnerable learners.
As cuts continue to council budgets, and these cuts are passed on to schools, governing bodies are being asked to make impossible decisions about which vital educational services should be removed from our schools.
This will mean reduced provision for pupils with additional learning needs, less support for vulnerable learners, a narrowed curriculum choice, insufficient learning resources and dilapidated buildings.
These are not the foundations on which schools can be expected to construct and implement a world leading educational curriculum.
This petition was considered by the Petitions Committee
Find out about the Petitions Committee’s discussion of this petition
The Petitions Committee decided not to refer this petition for a debate
The Committee considered a range of evidence and decided not to schedule the petition for debate in the Senedd in light of the detailed consideration recently given to school funding by the Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) Committee, and the Minister for Education’s decision to commission a review into this subject.
A Plenary debate on the CYPE Committee’s report was held on 23 October 2019: https://record.assembly.wales/Plenary/5854#A53927
Other Senedd business
Children, Young People and Education Committee inquiry
The Children, Young People and Education Committee held an inquiry into School Funding and published a report in July 2019. Further information can be found here: https://business.senedd.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=23052
A Plenary debate was held on 23 October 2019: https://record.assembly.wales/Plenary/5854#A53927