THOUSANDS of head teachers have sent letters home with their pupils about money worries.
More than 7,000 head teachers have written a joint letter to families expressing their concerns about the Government cutting money for schools. They say these cuts affect things like being able to buy new textbooks and pay for specialist teachers.
Siobhán Lowe, head of Tolworth Girls’ School in Surbiton, said she’s had to make lots of changes in her school because of a lack of funding.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that she’s had to clean the toilets and serve in the canteen because she can’t afford to pay for the staff.
The head teachers’ campaigning group, ‘Worth Less?’, says they’ve asked Education Secretary Damian Hinds for a meeting about the issue but he keeps refusing. The group is now calling on parents to write to their MPs and the Government to help get more money for schools.
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