Schools in West Sussex join forces to demand more funding

The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

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HEADTEACHERS in West Sussex have joined forces to demand more funding.

Following concerted efforts from every primary, secondary and special school head in the county – all of whom signed their names to the Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding – the government provided an additional £930,000 interim payment to help them make ends meet, before a new system is introduced in 2017. But the money fell short of the amount needed to make a difference to the over-stretched budgets of the county’s schools.

Pupils have taken to social media to voice their concerns.

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