Kirsten Johnson, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Devon has continued her tour of schools in N Devon, as part of her campaign to end school cuts.
“The energy, commitment and dedication of the staff and pupils at Ilfracombe Academy were truly impressive. They are also enjoying the benefits of new buildings and facilities provided by the Coalition administration. Sadly, they are being undermined by the savage cuts to school budgets being administered by this Conservative Government and Conservative Devon County Council. Unlike the current Conservative MP for North Devon, when elected I will do everything in my power to put an end to these short sighted and damaging cuts”
Head Teacher Sharon Marshall adds
"The Academy staff and students are absolutely delighted with their new facilities and they provide a wonderful environment for learning for all our students. We still want to raise awareness however of issues facing all schools regarding basic levels of funding. In the recent budget schools were given one off additional payments to fund what were described as "the little extras". Many schools are making difficult choices about what essential provision has to be cut. It is important that school funding remains high on the agenda of all parties.”