Speaking about the Education Minister's announcement on a review into the 'minimum cost' of school in Wales, David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru said:
"Schools in Wales are facing serious financial pressures at a time when they need to be preparing for the new Curriculum. This Review will hopefully be able to highlight the true cost of education in Wales and will be a welcomed by our members."
"Luke Sibieta is a welcome appointment to undertake this review into the cost of schooling. His work with the IFS showed us the level of spending on schooling in Wales - and confirmed our members' concerns at a time when austerity has had a real impact. We look forward to fully engaging in the Review."
The National Education Union is an amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT), formed on 1 September 2017. Please see the below contact details for assistance:
Contact: David Evans, National Education Union, Tŷ Sinnott, 18 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ. Tel: 029 20491818. Mob: 07815 071164.