Genuine investment in us! Why is each West Sussex school student worth £400 less than the average for students across England? Please answer us!
An urgent, meaningful response to the WorthLess? campaign. This means £20 million to fill the gap in 2017-18 so that West Sussex schools can keep going until the new funding formula begins.
Even with the new funding formula, our schools will probably have even less money to spend anyway, because of the new rules making them pay extra costs towards National Insurance, pensions and some other costs. And West Sussex will stay as one of the worst funded areas - 148th out of 151.
Who are we asking?
Our Member of Parliament is Mr Nick Gibb. As well as being MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Mr Gibb is also Minister of State for Schools in the Department of Education.
Schools across Mr Gibb's constituency are already planning big cuts from September - including sending students home for the afternoons because there is not enough money to teach the full timetable, cutting essential subjects at school and teachers and support staff losing their jobs
We want to understand from Mr Gibb how can this be good for our learning.
We just want to ask a simple question
Why are West Sussex school students Worth Less than those nearly everywhere else?