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Layla Moran welcomed as new Vice Chair of f40 fair funding campaign

Layla Moran, Vice Chair, f40 fair funding campaign

Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran has today been announced as The Campaign for Fairer Funding in Education’s (f40) new Liberal Democrat Vice Chair. 
 
A committed campaigner for fairer funding for schools who represents the constituency of Oxford West & Abingdon, Layla will play a leading role on f40’s behalf in Parliament and coordinate activities among Liberal Democrat MPs representing f40 and other poorly-funded areas.
 
Commenting on her appointment, Lib Dem Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
 
“I am absolutely delighted to become a Vice Chair for the f40 campaign group. School budgets are under increasing strain and one of the cross-party campaign’s main focuses will be seeking improvements to the national funding formula launched by the Government in April 2018 to address the issues facing Oxfordshire as one of the 40 worst-funded areas.
 
“Being a current school governor and former teacher, I know first-hand the impact the poor funding settlement is having on not just provision but also the wellbeing of staff and pupils. Schools are in desperate need of funding and some have had to ask parents in the past for resources because they cannot afford them. This is heart breaking to see and we must demand better.
 
f40 chair, Cllr James McInnes, who is also Lead Member for Children’s Services in Devon, said:
 
“I am delighted to welcome Layla as our new Vice Chair and as a member of our Executive Committee. Layla, a former teacher and a current school governor, has spoken regularly in Parliament about the injustices surrounding school funding levels and the way funds are allocated, with some pupils in some schools getting much less than those in others. She has an excellent track record of fighting for fairer funding for schools and for education in general. She will be a great asset to the group as its campaign for improvements to the recently introduced national funding formula moves forward.
 
“Layla represents a constituency where the local authority suffers from inadequate and unfair funding compared to others elsewhere. By taking on a high-profile role in f40, she is clearly demonstrating her determination to fight for a fairer deal for the children in schools in her constituencies, as well as across the country. She will be a great ambassador for f40 and its fair funding campaign.”
 
f40 is a cross-party group which has the support of MPs, councillors, education directors, governors, head teachers, parents and teaching union representatives. The group has 42 member authorities representing nearly 3 million pupils in around 9,500 schools.

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