P-05-872 Protect school funding or admit to the weakening of service provision



P-05-872– Protect school funding or admit to the weakening of service provision


This petition was submitted by James Wilkinson having collected a total of 5,784 signatures.


Text of Petition

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.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 05/11/19.

The Committee considered further correspondence and, in light of the detailed consideration very recently given to school funding by the Children, Young People and Education Committee, the Minister’s acceptance of that Committee’s recommendations, and her actions in commissioning an urgent review of school funding, agreed to close the petition on the basis that there is little it could add to this scrutiny at the current time.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 02/04/2019.


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Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 14/03/2019



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