Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson says Tory cuts to education funding is damaging our children's future

Bill Esterson spoke to Deyes High's head, Ann Stahler, this week after it emerged that government funding cuts was putting a strain on the school.

Maghull's Labour MP Bill Esterson said Tory Government cuts to secondary school education was making it very difficult for schools like Deyes High to balance their budgets.

Bill Esterson spoke to Deyes High's head, Ann Stahler, this week after it emerged that government funding cuts was putting a strain on the school.
 
Deyes High became an academy in 2011 with its funding coming directly from the Department of Education.
 
This also means that the school is completely independent of local authority control.
 
Bill Esterson said: "Despite pre-election promises, George Osborne and this Conservative government's cuts to education funding is making it very difficult for our schools.
 
"Schools are finding it very difficult to balance the books. Some are finding it impossible. The consequence of that is budget cuts, and staff redundancies.
 
"This obviously has a short-term impact on staffing and resources and a long-term effect on our children.
 
"I had a very productive conversation with Mrs Stahler and gave her my assurance that I would do all I can to put pressure on the government to get sufficient funding and resources for our schools.
 
"Deyes High is an excellent school and I have every confidence that the school will continue to provide an excellent education for pupils."
 
Bill Esterson has raised the impact of the government's education cuts with Tory secretary of state for education, Nicky Morgan.
 
Bill said: "As ever with this government, their cuts to our education system are very short-termist. While they make savings by cutting a school's budget, the long term costs will be much greater.
 
"I want to know what measures the Department for Education are putting in place to support schools that are in financial difficulties.
 
"And I want the government to reverse its cuts to the education budget.
 
"I want our children to do well and get good jobs in the future and that means providing the best education. That's why we need urgent action from the secretary of state for education.
 
"We have excellent schools in my constituency and I know each and every one of them are doing their very best to give their pupils the very best education and the best start in life. I will continue to give them all my full support.
 
"We should do everything we can to make sure education is as good as it can be. It is a short term mistake of the highest order to cut school budgets and it can only leave to longer term problems not least in reducing the chances of our young people have the well paid jobs that we all want them to have. I shall do all I can to push for full support for Deyes High School and all of our schools in the coming years."