德文郡的校長擔心學校是否能維持生計

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德文郡的校長擔心學校是否能維持生計

他說,財政大臣承諾為未來幾年提供資金,但希區柯克先生 "仍將關閉暖氣"。

他說。"我首先擔心的是,這筆錢是為下一個財政年度準備的。所以它不能幫助我解決我目前必須面對的成本。

"因此,我仍然要把暖氣關掉,讓孩子們在冬天裹得嚴嚴實實。"

希區柯克先生說,20億英鎊大約相當於每年學校預算的2%。"如果我的學校得到2%,我將得到大約24,000英鎊(每年),這聽起來很多,但實際上並不是。

"例如,這可能會涵蓋能源方面增加的成本。但我的通貨膨脹率是10%,而不是2%,所以我仍然非常擔心我在這兩年內入不敷出。"

他說,以前由於缺乏工作人員,他被迫請他的母親和姐姐幫忙。

"我努力不讓自己聽起來不知足,但我認為有一些問題,還有一些工作需要做,以確保學校得到適當的資助。"

教育部的一位發言人說。"由於財政部長的秋季聲明,核心學校預算將在未來兩年內每年增加20億英鎊,在本財政年度增加40億英鎊現金的基礎上。

"IFS已經強調,增加的預算將使學校的實際支出至少恢復到2010年的水平--這是歷史上支出最高的一年--這意味着從實際情況來看,我們對學校的投入比以前更多。

"這將有助於學校領導繼續投資於高質量的教學和輔導,有針對性地支持最需要的孩子。"


The chancellor pledged money for future years but Mr Hitchcock was "still going to keep the heating off", he said.

He said: "My first concern is that the money is for the next financial year. So it doesn't help me with the cost I have to face at the moment.

"So I am still going to have to keep the heating off, and keep the children well wrapped up over the winter."

Mr Hitchcock said £2bn works out to be roughly 2% of the annual schools budget: "If it came to my school as 2% I'd get about £24,000 (per year), which sounds a lot, but it really isn't.

"That would probably cover the increased costs in energy for example. But I've got inflation running at 10%, not 2%, so I'm still really concerned I'm not going to be able to make ends meet over those two years."

He said previously he had been forced to ask his mother and sister to help out due to a lack of staff.

"I am trying not to sound ungrateful but I think there are some questions, and some more work that needs to be done to make sure schools are funded properly."

A Department for Education spokesperson said: "Thanks to the chancellor's Autumn Statement, the core schools budget will be boosted by £2bn in each of the next two years, building on a £4bn cash increase this financial year.

"The IFS has already highlighted the uplift will allow school spending to return to at least 2010 levels in real terms - the highest spending year in history - meaning in real terms we are putting more into schools than ever before.

"This will help school leaders to continue to invest in high quality teaching and tutoring, targeting support to the children who need it most."

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