Schools Funding

Fair Funding for Local Schools

On being elected, I have visited almost every one of our local primary and secondary schools. We have a great community of schools, led by excellent Headteachers, their staff and local governors. 

Schools are facing challenges in balancing their budgets due to recent increases in wages and entitlements for staff. This is a welcome pay rise for hardworking staff but schools need more funding to cover the extra spending. A failure to provide this will lead to reductions in the classroom. 

Through my work speaking in Parliament, lobbying Government Ministers and in working with my local schools, I hope to advance the case that further investment (on top of the record £40bl being spent on schools by the Government) will help schools meet the current challenges and ensure more children get on in life. 

News

Local MP speaks up for equality in school funding at PMQs

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, continued his campaign for fairer school funding during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday and in Education Questions earlier this week.

PMQs: Calling for fairer school funding

In my second PMQ in two weeks  I asked a question on behalf of my Mum (a former teacher) on the need for more school funding, particularly for those areas that currently have the lowest funded schools (such as ours).

Lobbying for more school funding

Last Friday, I met with Caroline Barlow, Headteacher at Heathfield Community College, to be given a copy of the school funding letter which was sent by heads across the constituency to parents.

MP calls for fairer funding for local schools

In a debate on education funding, Huw praised senior leaders and heads of schools across the country and especially in East Sussex for continuing to inspire students despite the pressures they face.  He also praised the government’s educational record, citing record increases in funding and the n

Battle for School Funding Continues

Working with constituency schools, and spending time in the classroom with pupils, is one of the great pleasures of my job. I have a huge amount of respect for the teaching profession.

MP Champions Pay Rises for NHS Staff and Teachers

Speaking this week in Parliament, local MP Huw Merriman welcomed the offer of a 6% per cent pay rise over the next three years for NHS staff and called for an increase in pay for teachers in East Sussex.