School budgets focus of meeting

Campaigners at a recent street stall
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Union leaders are holding a public meeting tomorrow to discuss their concerns over cuts to school budgets.

Residents are urged to attend the meeting at 6.30pm at Wesham Community Centre on Church Road, Wesham.

Joanne Gould, vice-president of Fylde NUT who has led the organisation of the meeting, said: “As a local resident, parent and teacher I am deeply concerned about the level and impact of the cuts to education both nationally and across the Fylde.

“These cuts will impact the resources and staffing available in our schools, and will impact all of our school age children.

“To hear more about how these cuts could potentially impact on our schools, please attend the meeting.”

Paul Jackson, secretary of Fylde NUT said: “We know perfectly well how serious the cuts are hitting Fylde schools.

“All our Fylde secondary schools and many primary schools are already downsizing their staffing, with the most serious effect so far being a reduction of 10 staff at Lytham St Annes High.

“We know that schools and governors are really worried about the effects this will all have on the children in their charge.”

Read more about school cuts here