Education Funding 2023 – Not A Happy New Year

Posted in : Cassidy's Comments on 5 January 2023
Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL
Issues covered: Budget; Cost of Living Crisis

Just before the Christmas break ASCL NI President Graham Montgomery wrote to Chris Heaton-Harris, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to express his dismay at the financial settlement for schools in 2022/23.

He pointed out that although the Government have allocated extra money to pay specifically for rising energy costs and already agreed incremental pay awards for teaching and non-teaching staff, schools face a real time cut of about 0.5% in their basic budget. To those outside the education sector who are struggling themselves with the cost- of- living crisis, it sounds like schools are getting special treatment with this extra money.

Although overall, the amount of money each

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This article is correct at 05/01/2023

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Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL

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