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The Education Secretary says funding for schools in Lichfield and Burntwood is making “a real difference”.
Gavin Williamson made his comments after being questioned by Michael Fabricant MP in the House of Commons.
The Conservative MP for Lichfield said Staffordshire had been “right at the bottom of the pool” in terms of funding for pupils.
But Mr Williamson said the Government was committed to improving funding levels.
“Schools are enjoying an 8.2% cash increase, as well as an over 5% increase in the constituency of Lichfield.
“This is certainly something very much to be welcomed, and it’s making a real difference.
“What we are seeing is not just extra money going in, but in terms of the money that we are investing in terms of teacher quality, teacher training, and making sure that the basic starting salary of new teachers is going to be increased to £30,000, making it one of the most competitive graduate packages out there in the marketplace, attracting the very best into the profession.”Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary
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