On 10th July, The National Assembly for Wales Children, Young People and Education Committee published its report into School Funding in Wales
Lynne Neagle AM, chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee said:
“The evidence we heard during our inquiry was overwhelming – there is not enough money going into the education system in Wales and not enough finding its way to schools.
“The system for funding schools is hugely complex, multi-layered and dependent on many factors.
“While it would have been easy for us, as a committee, to simply recommend additional funding for education and for schools, we absolutely believe that increasing the level of funding alone is not the solution. The funding must also be used effectively.
“On top of our concerns about the level of funding and the complexity of the system, schools are also expected to implement an increasing number of reforms, such as the new curriculum, the new additional learning needs (special educational needs) system and the whole school approach on emotional and mental health.