‘Parents have been asked to help clean’: how budget cuts are affecting schools

The below excerpt is taken from the Guardian which saw teachers contact the newspaper about their concerns. These type of stories from teachers is why the Resource Our Schools campaign is important in raising government awareness of school resourcing.

“Schools in England face budget cuts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20 – the first-real term cuts since the mid-1990s.

It’s a situation that has led headteachers to use Twitter to highlight the stark choices they may have to make. Schools have also written to parents expressing their concern, and urging them to lobby MPs for an increase in funding.

We asked for your stories, about how cuts are likely to affect your schools. A number of teachers got in touch sharing their concerns – here are a selection of responses.”

Read the full article here.