We're supporting Colleges Week
Like colleges, students, unions and other sector bodies across the country, NATECLA is officially supporting Colleges Week in a bid to persuade the government to boost Further Education funding.
Monday 15th - Friday 19th October 2018.
What is the current situation in Further Education?
Over the last decade, colleges have had to deal with an average 30% funding cut, whilst costs have increased dramatically. This has resulted in a drastic drop in learning opportunities for adults, fewer hours of teaching and support for young people, and teacher pay at less than 80% of schools and support staff seeing no increase in pay for several years. This situation is not sustainable and ultimately impacts upon students, businesses, communities and the wider economy.
What is Colleges Week?
The Love Our Colleges campaign is a partnership between the Association of Colleges, NUS students’ union, Association of College and School Leaders, University and College Union (UCU), GMB, TUC, National Education Union and Unison.The Week will centre around a lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17th which some of NATECLA's Management Council members and branch reps will take part in.
How can you support Colleges Week?
The Colleges Week website contains ideas and resources to help colleges write to their MPs, engage their local press, write blog pieces and much more.
>> Visit the Colleges Week website
>> Sign this petition to increase college funding