David talks education funding with Justine Greening

Sir David told Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, that the proposals for the new national funding formula were totally unacceptable and that he couldn’t possibly support them due to their impact on Southend schools. He told Miss Greening that while he understood that this was a consultation period, she should take notice of the representations which he has received from local schools. Sir David left the Secretary of State with figures demonstrating how much Southend schools will be losing out.