How can devastating cuts not lead to diving outcomes?

It’s the children starting school now who will suffer most in our cash-strapped education system, warns Hilary Goldsmith

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School business leaders need near-psychic powers. Gazing into our crystal balls, we add up the predicted income and match it against expenditure; the gap between the two indicates how viable our school business is.

But as national funding has decreased, our predictions are looking bleaker. To combat this, we use curriculum-led financial-planning tools to ensure staff deployment is as tight as possible, and carry out strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analyses, looking at factors that might affect our schools in the longer term, from changing demographics to leadership succession. ...

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