spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Around the UK subcategories:

* UK Towns and cities


UK Towns and cities keywords:

Aberdeen (1)

Andover (4)

Anglesey (5)

Ascot (5)

Ashford (6)

Aylesbury (7)

Bangor (18)

Barking & Dagenham (23)

Barking (73)

Barnet (10)

Barnsley (43)

Barnstaple (3)

Barrow-in-Furness (1)

Barton Moss (3)

Basildon (39)

Basingstoke (13)

Bath (7)

Belfast (93)

Berkshire (5)

Bermondsey (5)

Birkenhead (97)

Birmingham (452)

Blackburn (4)

Bolsover (15)

Bolton (42)

Bournemouth (1)

Bracknell (24)

Bradford (116)

Brent (13)

Bridgend (21)

Brighton (205)

Bristol (406)

Britain (906)

Brixton (23)

Bromley (59)

Burnley (7)

Burston (5)

Burton-on-trent (2)

Bury (16)

Caerphilly (118)

Cambridge (25)

Camden (61)

Canterbury (4)

Cardiff (507)

Carillion (35)

Carmarthen (8)

Chatham (4)

Cheltenham (7)

Cheshire & Cardiff (1)

Cheshire (23)

Cheshire and Cardiff (1)

Chesterfield (91)

Chichester (3)

Chorley (2)

Clay Cross (5)

Cleethorpes (3)

Cornwall (19)

Coventry (369)

Crawley (2)

Crewe (5)

Croydon (7)

Cumbria (32)

Dagenham (74)

Darlington (22)

Daventry (2)

Deptford (15)

Derby (185)

Derbyshire (65)

Derry (7)

Devon (64)

Dewsbury (16)

Doncaster (118)

Dorset (6)

Dorset (6)

Dover (8)

Dudley (7)

Dunchurch (1)

Dundee (54)

Durham (31)

Ealing (20)

East London (279)

East Midlands (46)

Eastbourne (4)

Eastern (8)

Eastern region (3)

Eastleigh (13)

Edinburgh (23)

Enfield (40)

Essex (21)

Exeter (46)

Falkirk (12)

Fawley (9)

Fleetwood (8)

Folkestone (12)

Forest of Dean (6)

Fylde (3)

Gateshead (48)

Glasgow (174)

Gloucester (43)

Gloucestershire (35)

Gosport (1)

Grangemouth (19)

Grantham (8)

Greater Manchester (19)

Greenwich (152)

Grimethorpe (3)

Grimsby (25)

Hackney (419)

Halifax (56)

Hampshire (34)

Haringey (77)

Haringey (77)

Harlow (4)

Harrogate (55)

Harrow (3)

Hartlepool (2)

Hastings (16)

Hatfield (15)

Havant (2)

Hereford (3)

Hertfordshire (8)

Hillingdon (45)

Hinckley (6)

Horsforth (12)

Hove (14)

Hull (131)

Huntingdon (18)

Ipswich (11)

Isle of Man (5)

Isle of Wight (17)

Islington (216)

Jarrow (103)

Jersey (1)

Keele (4)

Kenilworth (1)

Kent (52)

Kidderminster (6)

Kilmarnock (1)

Kingston (33)

Kirkby (1)

Kirklees (55)

Knowsley (22)

Lambeth (180)

Lanarkshire (10)

Lancashire (37)

Lancaster (5)

Leamington (3)

Leeds (560)

Leicester (309)

Lewisham (263)

Leytonstone (15)

Lincoln (76)

Lincolnshire (20)

Liverpool (601)

Llandeilo (1)

Llandudno (3)

Llanwern (2)

London (2671)

Luton (14)

Lutterworth (1)

Maltby (5)

Malvern (3)

Manchester (535)

Mansfield (88)

Merseyside (116)

Merthyr (23)

Middlesbrough (28)

Midlands (42)

Milton Keynes (7)

Neath (16)

Neath Port Talbot (2)

Newcastle (123)

Newcastle-under-Lyme (3)

Newham (94)

Newport (55)

North London (34)

North Shields (10)

North Staffs (7)

North West (68)

North Yorkshire (18)

North-west (10)

Northallerton (2)

Northampton (25)

Northamptonshire (2)

Northumbria (16)

Norwich (5)

Nottingham (135)

Nottinghamshire (35)

Nuneaton (36)

Oaxaca (5)

Oldham (7)

Oxford (37)

Oxfordshire (6)

Penzance (1)

Peterborough (23)

Plymouth (60)

Pontefract (22)

Pontypridd (10)

Poole (2)

Poplar (10)

Port Talbot (37)

Portsmouth (91)

Powys (1)

Preston (27)

Reading (52)

Redditch (7)

Rhondda (30)

Riots (49)

Rochdale (13)

Rochester (1)

Rotherham (57)

Rugby (11)

Runcorn (13)

Salford (351)

Salisbury (1)

Scunthorpe (14)

Selby (7)

Sheffield (296)

Shirebrook (7)

Shrewsbury (22)

Shropshire (14)

Somerset (20)

South East (34)

South London (49)

South Shields (2)

South Wales (55)

South West (31)

South West Wales (4)

South Yorkshire (43)

Southall (3)

Southampton (299)

Southwark (99)

Spelthorne (11)

St Helens (16)

Stafford (8)

Staffordshire (12)

Staines (22)

Stevenage (38)

Stockton (4)

Stoke (113)

Stoke-on-Trent (12)

Stroud (22)

Suffolk (5)

Sunderland (16)

Surrey (67)

Sussex (52)

Swansea (446)

Swindon (18)

Tameside (2)

Teesside (62)

Teesside (62)

Tolpuddle (14)

Torbay (20)

Tottenham (25)

Tunbridge Wells (2)

Tupe (6)

Tyne & Wear (3)

Tyne and Wear (23)

Tyneside (42)

Wakefield (88)

Wales (497)

Wallasey (4)

Walsall (6)

Waltham Forest (390)

Walthamstow (120)

Warrington (79)

Warwickshire (10)

Watford (2)

Wellingborough (1)

West London (108)

West Midlands (36)

Westminster (36)

Whittlesey (1)

Widnes (3)

Wilmslow (1)

Wiltshire (6)

Winchester (10)

Wirral (112)

Wolverhampton (17)

Woolwich (18)

Worcester (53)

Worcestershire (42)

Wrexham (12)

Wythenshawe (10)

Yeovil (2)

York (120)

Yorkshire (241)

Winchester


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 874, 14 October 2015: Organise to fight endless austerity

Search site for keywords: College - Cuts - Students - Colleges - Austerity - Student - Harrow - Winchester - Schools

College cuts and funding chaos

A sixth-form college worker

I worked at a sixth form college that proudly advertised itself as a 'zero landfill college'. This was frustrating however, as staff knew that all recycling was scrapped last year - due to lack of funding! This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cuts to funding in sixth form colleges.

Working in an academic support department, I have seen the effect of austerity in these colleges first hand. Low funding for our department means that there are too few staff to support the number of students with physical and academic learning needs.

Support

A few periods a week, three support staff are needed to be in six different classes to give the students the support they require to fully participate and get the most out of their lesson.

In struggling colleges across my hometown, non-special educational needs and disability students (SEND) are recruited as classroom supporters and the job is advertised as 'enrichment' to their timetable.

The students who take notes are very helpful, but are sometimes unreliable and do not show up without informing the department - leaving a student who cannot, for example, write independently without support.

Also, some of the students they help have very challenging behaviour. The second year A-Level students that support departments have a huge workload, so need their free periods to study. This is clearly unfair to both the supporter and the SEND student.

Budget cuts also mean students are required to pay for more printing themselves, disadvantaging low-income students. And cuts to printing budgets mean subject departments could not adequately adapt resources for visually impaired students.

Austerity

It is clear that austerity measures to state education services do not affect us all equally, and further education colleges are bearing the biggest brunt of cuts to education.

These cuts are hitting already disadvantaged students. Further education colleges have been underfunded and cut away over the last 20 years, all while still paying VAT on learning unlike private schools Eton, Harrow, Winchester and Rugby which are all 'charities!'







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999