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Count your blessings for the #LittleExtras

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Nothing says “welcome back” after half-term quite like a Budget announcement, does it?

Over the past few months, the profession has been working hard to lobby for extra cash to plug the gaping funding hole many schools are faced with. Indeed, thousands of headteachers marched (extremely politely, thank you very much) and pupils, parents, and granddads flossed. And what were they rewarded with?

Ooh, just a little extra, said Philip Hammond, who appears to be making a home for himself on the teaching profession’s naughty step, alongside The Michaels (messrs Gove and Wilshaw).

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