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School cutbacks to reach £192m in North West by 2020, says headteachers' union

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Education cutbacks across the North West will reach more than £192m by 2020, according to the headteachers' union NAHT.

School leaders are gathering in Manchester to discuss what they describe as a "funding crisis". Their union says class sizes are already rising and teaching staff are being axed.

“There is a real concern that this will soon have a negative impact on children and education," says NAHT's General Secretary Paul Whiteman.

The summit comes a day after MPs announced a cross-party inquiry into school funding.