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The school funding crisis is behind you! Oh no, it isn’t ...

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It’s a tale that’s becoming a cliché. The government says, “School funding is at record levels,” and teachers across the country shout, “Oh no, it’s not!” It’s a bit like everyone’s favourite panto, right? Just without the jokes…

At Fortismere School in Muswell Hill, North London, teachers are gearing up to stage a pantomime to highlight the funding issue – and to raise money for the school itself. Everyone on staff, from the teaching assistants to the teachers, the librarians to the co-headteachers, has been cast in an all-singing, all-dancing production of Aladdin.

Drama teacher Miren ...

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