College seeks job losses

PUBLISHED: 16:20 27 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 18 June 2010

UNFAIR regional funding from Government has left Sidmouth College faced with having to seek voluntary redundancies among its 100 teaching and support staff.

It is among 37 Devon secondary schools that finds their budgets severely stretched by

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UNFAIR regional funding from Government has left Sidmouth College faced with having to seek voluntary redundancies among its 100 teaching and support staff.

It is among 37 Devon secondary schools that finds their budgets severely stretched by Government's massive regional differences in funding.

The county is 146th out of 149 education authorities in a table showing how much is allocated per child through the dedicated schools grant.

This year, while London boroughs such as City of London - top of the list - gets £7,603 per child, Devon pupils get half that at £3,843.

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