Rally to highlight school needs hits Westminster today

Education unions from across the UK will march alongside school staff and parents today to highlight the true needs of schools

The National Education Union (NEU) has announced that education unions, campaigners, councillors, parents and students alike will march today to urge Philip Hammond to reverse school cuts, increase funding for SEND, early years and higher education pupils and implement and fund the STRB pay recommendations.

The ‘Enough is enough!’ march will bring together the NEU, the NAHT, Unison, SEND National Crisis, Save our Schools and many others. It aims to address the issue of Hammond’s Budget speech, which offered education £400m for the “little extras” it needs – something many in the sector found insulting.

Speakers at the rally will include shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP, NEU joint general secretary Kevin Courtney, Councillor Maggie Browning and Unison’s April Ashley. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited. The event will be chaired by the NEU’s Mary Bousted.

Those involved in the march will gather at Westminster Cathedral at 5:30pm and march to the Department of Education at 6pm, then to the Emmanuel Centre on Marsham Street.

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