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Beat the odds

In the current financial climate, competition for grants is fierce. Helen Amass considers the challenges facing schools as they try to balance the books by securing additional funds

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The past few years have been difficult for the so-called King of Grants. Colin Harris secured more than £1.7 million in grants money to supplement his school’s income during his 21 years as headteacher of Warren Park Primary School in Hampshire – a track record that led to him being profiled by TES in last year’s EdBiz supplement.

Though Harris retired last summer, and now works to support teachers and school leaders, he is all too aware of the challenges schools face as they try to emulate his grant-winning prowess. “It’s a different world to 10 years ago,” he says. “Looking for grants has ...

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