The TES, 18 June 2015

Researcher Amy Finch wrote an article for The TES where she argues that “innovation, not money, boosts school productivity”.

“Freeing up teachers and schools to achieve more with less effort is the biggest challenge for the returning education secretary. Cost pressures and rising pupil numbers make this “productivity challenge” both desirable and necessary. While the Conservative Party has committed to protecting cash spending per pupil, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has estimated that this will result in a 7 per cent real terms cut per pupil. Accounting for increases in National Insurance, pension contributions and public sector earnings growth, the overall funding cut could amount to between 9 and 12 per cent per pupil.”

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