The below article featured on the BBC news website highlighting the fact that once school felt it necessary to donate resources to schools. These stories are exactly why the Resource Our Schools campaign seeks to encourage greater responsibility from government on resource funding.
“A cash-strapped primary school has felt forced to ask pupils’ parents to donate toilet rolls and stationery. St John’s Primary, in Sussex, is holding a non-school uniform day but instead of donating to charity, pupils were asked to bring in essential items.
The chair of the Crowborough school’s governors, said it wanted to highlight the “massive financial crisis” all schools face under budget cuts. The Department for Education (DoE) has admitted funding models are “unfair”. At a meeting later, parents will be told how cuts would affect the school.”
Read the full article here published on 30 March 2017.