Evidence-driven funding: the ‘key’ to real change?

Greening claims ‘having the right strategy’ is as crucial as the level of investment

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When the Conservatives lost their majority in Theresa May’s snap election, squeezed school funding was cited as one of the key issues that helped shape the outcome.

In the weeks that followed, it became a political imperative for ministers to take action, and in July, Justine Greening announced she had found £1.3 billion for schools from elsewhere in her departmental budget.

As Tes went to press, the impact of that money was about to be made clear, with the release of new details of a national funding formula.

Amid continuing reports on the financial pressures on schools, the education ...

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