School cuts round-up

The government’s unforgivable cuts agenda for our schools continues apace with the supposedly ‘extra’ £1.3billion doing nothing to meet the real funding challenge in schools.

UNISON has spent a lot of time so far in 2018 supporting members through restructures. The figures below show the shocking impact these cuts are having in eighteen schools.

UNISON has dealt with 34 redundancy situations in West Sussex schools and academies since January 2018.

UNISON supports our members through these processes and often secures concessions and improvements to the original proposals. You can read feedback from our members here.

Of course, virtually all schools are making cuts though this can often be done without the need to make redundancies, e.g. by not replacing staff who leave. UNISON is supporting the Save Our Schools West Sussex campaign and was invited to speak at their rally on 21 April.

45.8 Full time equivalent teaching roles proposed to be cut from the schools below

83.75 Full time equivalent support staff roles proposed to be cut from the schools below

  • Balcombe School
  • Chichester Free School
  • Chichester High School
  • Clapham & Patching CE Primary School
  • Downsbrook Primary, Worthing
  • Holy Trinity Secondary, Crawley
  • Lancastrian Infant, Chichester
  • Lyndhurst Infants, Worthing
  • Nyewood CE Junior, Bognor
  • River Beach Primary, Littlehampton
  • Shoreham Beach Primary
  • St Andrews CE High School, Worthing
  • St Pauls Catholic College, Burgess Hil
  • St Peters CE Primary, Ardingly
  • St Wilfrid’s CE Primary, Haywards Heath
  • Thomas Bennett Community College, Crawley
  • Trafalgar Infants, Horsham
  • Warninglid Primary, Warninglid