Points of view

26th March 2004 at 00:00
* The article accompanying the picture of placard waving strikers from Unison and the Croydon association of the National Union of Teachers was headed "Falling rolls to hit hundreds of jobs" (TES, March 5). Although the article referred to cuts in several authorities it should be noted that Croydon education authority's recently published school organisation plan reveals that the pupil roll in primary and secondary schools was 45,960 in January 2003 and it was predicted to be 45,959 in January 2004. Croydon's cash settlement was based on this predicted roll. A cut of pound;8 million in the education budget for a falling roll of one. Someone find that pupil!

Dave Harvey Secretary, Croydon NUT Elmwood junior school Lodge Road, Croydon

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