Today in Parliament, Aylesbury MP, Rob Butler has praised the work of local teachers and school staff during the coronavirus crisis.
Rob also welcomed the additional funding that schools will receive in the next academic year. In the Aylesbury constituency, total funding for schools will increase to £89,084,849 in 2021-22, a rise of 5.9%, with both primary and secondary pupils benefiting from the extra cash.
Rob’s question to the Prime Minister comes after yesterday’s announcement that teachers will receive a 3.1% increase in their salaries. The pay rise, which is equivalent to a £1,250 increase to average classroom teacher pay, reflects their dedication and hard work throughout the crisis.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s questions, Rob said:
“Schools in Buckinghamshire have done a tremendous job in recent months, balancing online learning with physical classes for the children of key workers.
“Will my Right Honourable Friend join me in thanking the teachers of the Aylesbury constituency, and will he also agree with me that it is right to have increased funding for schools, providing more money for all pupils, and so giving them the best prospects for their future?”
The Prime Minister was clear in his support for local teachers and schools, saying:
“I am proud that we have fulfilled our promise, our manifesto promise.
“We’re levelling up school funding across the country, so that every primary school pupil receives at least £4,000 per head, every secondary school pupil £5,150, and I pay tribute to all the teachers and all the schools in his constituency for the excellent work that they've done in the last few months.”