Schools North East has launched #FundOurFuture - a national campaign encouraging parents and families to put their child at the centre of the call for greater levels of school funding.
The charity, created by headteachers, involves a network of 1150 schools. Their campaign effort urges families to put pressure on the government to increase funding for education.
Schools North East say the government spends £500 less per child, compared to 10 years ago. As a result of this, the schools are having to cut staff and resources.
The campaign is asking members of the public to create a £500 banknote online and upload a photo of their child alongside it. Families are then encouraged to email the images directly to Prime Minister Theresa May and share them on social media with the hashtag #FundOurFuture.
- Mike Parker, Director of Schools North East says parents need to tell the Prime Minister to take notice of their notes:
- In an additional statement, Mike Parker, Director of Schools North East said:
- John Hardy, Schools North East Chairman and Head Teacher of St. John Vianney RC Primary School in Hartlepool, added:
- Paul Whiteman, General Secretary of NAHT, a union which represents leaders in the majority of schools, said:
- A Department for Education spokesperson said: