On 17 July, Munira joined local school governors to hand in a letter at the Department for Education (DfE) asking for a meeting to discuss the funding crisis that our schools are facing.

After years of Government underfunding, schools are having to resort to desperate measures to cut costs, such as: raising money for supplies via Amazon wish lists; charging children to play for the football team; or resorting to headteachers taking on caretaker duties due to budget constraints. This cannot go on.

BBC London News visited Carlisle Infant School in Hampton to talk about the issues schools are facing in our borough and across the country. BBC spoke to Munira and Deb Long, Chair of Governors at Carlisle Infant School and Hampton Hill Junior School, who coordinated the letter from 19 school governors in Richmond and Kingston Boroughs.

Watch Munira’s comments here:

Watch the full interview here:

Listen to Munira’s interview on BBC Radio London here:

For more information on how school governors are raising the alarm about school funding, click here.