Every child should have the chance to succeed in life. And that starts with access to a good school place, no matter their background or where they live.

That’s why we are increasing school funding by £14 billion over the next three years, with those areas historically underfunded receiving the greatest increase. And we’re supporting teachers to manage their workload while also improving standards and discipline.

We want every parent to be confident that their children are getting the best start in life, one that will allow them to fulfil their potential and prepare them for their future.

We are committed to properly funding our schools

Conservatives will increase pupil-led funding for schools in Wycombe by 5.17% in 2020-21 and the lump sum will rise by 4% for every school.

The Prime Minister has increased primary school funding from the minimum £3,500 per pupil to £4,351 per pupil in Wycombe as part of our £14 billion cash injection in schools.

The Prime Minister has increased secondary school funding from the minimum £4,800 to £5,254 per pupil in Wycombe as part of our £14 billion cash injection in schools.

Investing £400 million in education for 16-19 year olds, including further education and sixth form colleges, to ensure they get the skills they need. This funding will train and teach our young people the skills they need for well-paid jobs in the modern economy. The boost is the single biggest annual increase for the further education sector since 2010.

Increasing funding for early years provision, so that all children can get the best start in life. We are spending a record £3.5 billion on childcare this year alone – more than any previous Government. This will rise to £3.6 billion next year.

Improving discipline in schools, supporting teachers and reducing disruption for other children. We will invest £10 million in national Behaviour Hubs to enable schools which already have an excellent behaviour culture to work closely with other schools to drive improvement.

Boosting the quality of our schools to ensure every child gets a world class education. We are making sure that every school – including schools rated as outstanding – will receive regular checks, so that parents can be confident their child’s school is continuing to deliver the best education. More funding will also be made available to help top performing academies across the country expand to support other schools and help them deliver the best possible education.

Labour puts ideology ahead of children’s education – opposing good schools, standardised testing and inspections – which will drive down standards. Labour want to scrap academies, grammars and free schools, which are amongst the best in the country, and abolish SATs and other testing to monitor children’s progress. They also want to abolish Ofsted, which provides impartial information for parents and safeguards children, and private schools, costing the taxpayer £7 billion a year.

Increasing teacher’s starting salaries, recognising teaching as the high-value, prestigious profession it is. In the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation, we are increasing salaries for new teachers to £30,000 by 2022-23 and fully funding increased contributions into the teacher pension scheme, so that school leaders can focus as much of their resources as possible on the front line.

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