Wootton Academy forecast to lose 9 teachers to budget cuts by 2020
This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across the country. Bedford is no different. The figures may be different. The outcome will be similar. You can’t save £100k by on pencils and paper. You had better contact your union sooner than later.
According to school budget forecasting website, School Cuts, Wootton Academy is set to lose £350,000 from its annual budget by 2020.
That could mean up to 9 teachers will lose their jobs.
The teachers remaining at the school will face an ever-increasing workload. You could rightly predict that, unless something changes, those teachers remaining will struggle to maintain standards.
If you are a parent you could ask the Principal, Michael Gleeson, how he intends to deal with the budget crisis heading his way. He may deny there is a budget crisis looming. That would be foolhardy given that even Head Teacher Unions are shouting about it.
If you are a teacher you should be asking your Trade Union what can be done to protect your job. Of course you could just sit there and hope it’s not you facing the chop.
Alternatively you may hoping to get the chop, thinking the unlucky teachers are those remaining at Wootton, given the extra workload they face.
There are choices, mainly about which jobs are cut. Admin, TAs, Technicians, cleaners, as well as teachers, are all at risk. Your school is under attack. What are going you going to do about it?
And don’t forget in Bedford we have the added complication of the change from 3 tier to 2 tier.
Forecast Budget Cut for Wootton Academy can be seen here.
Wootton Academy website