Finding the money. Where can the promised £1.3bn in education funding come from?
The recent announcement from Education Secretary Justine Greening to increase funding for schools has been welcome. However, her budgetary balancing act will be difficult to sustain and, as she says, involve some difficult choices. Delivering this benefit within the Department for Education’s (DfE) existing budgets will require reductions in capital, and this will pose a further challenge for the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and local authorities.