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ATL comment on PAC report on funding for disadvantaged pupils

ATL | Association of Teachers and Lecturers

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Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on funding for disadvantaged pupils, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) said:

“ATL welcomes the call from the PAC that we urgently need to make changes to funding for disadvantaged pupils. Unless urgent action is taken, the Government will condemn some of our most vulnerable children to a lifetime of under-attainment, low paid jobs and low self-esteem. The situation will only be exacerbated by devastating cuts implemented by Universal Credit.

“We need more investment at the early years level to ensure that no child is left behind. However, it is also crucial for the life chances of our most disadvantaged young people, that funding for schools and colleges is immediately and significantly increased, so they can reach their full potential, enrich their lives, their communities and the economy.”

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