Sixth form college funding has been cut by 26% since 2010, leaving teachers and students in a desperate situation, struggling with more and more resources being cut. To add insult to injury, teachers are only being offered a 1% pay rise after enduring a 15% pay cut in real terms since 2010. Now 25 colleges have managed to beat the anti-trade union laws ridiculously high ballot thresholds and are out on strike, with more set to follow.
Film length: 8:40 As the government prepares to shut down specialist sixth form colleges across England, students at the BSix college in Hackney – a working class college with 80% black and ethnic minority students, […]
Film length: 5:05 …and the pub happens to be full of striking sixth form teachers. See what happens next…and given that this happened at 3pm in the afternoon, has Sir Michael knocked off early to […]
Film length: 3:58 David Cameron says that funding for sixth form colleges is “protected” and that colleges will be “better funded.” He’s lying. The current cuts will mean funding has been cut by nearly a […]