Schools don’t need ‘little extras’, Philip Hammond. They need proper funding | Holly Rigby

The chancellor’s patronising budget offer has angered teachers like me who know the dire state of school financesThere has been a palpable sense of anger among school leaders, teachers and parents in recent months about crippling cuts to school funding. In September, thousands of headteachers marched in an unprecedented protest against funding shortages in England. Last week, a petition signed by 34,000 parents was delivered to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, criticising the dire state of funding for special educational needs. Now, even students are getting involved; the brilliant #floss4funding social media campaign saw school pupils across the country performing the dance craze to raise awareness. Related: Headteachers forced to do menial tasks at unfilled rural schools Continue reading…

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