East Yorkshire MP, Sir Greg Knight is backing a Westminster campaign to end what he is calling “the unfair and arbitrary current funding system for schools.”
Sir Greg revealed that the campaign is being backed by a growing number of MP’s who want to bring about the introduction of a fairer funding formula.
The MP is lobbying Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP to bring about a change in the current funding arrangements. Sir Greg said, “The Education Minister has said she is prepared to look at this and I am heartened by statements the Government has previously made that it intends to make schools funding fairer”.
“However, these are complex issues and I can understand why the Government is consulting before announcing a change”.
Sir Greg adds that he will be making sure that the Government “does not drag its feet” as he regards it as essential to secure better education funding for the East Riding.