Roger Brown, head of Wrenthorpe primary in Wakefield, took on a second job when he realised his school faced going pound;42,000 into the red. The pound;32,000 he earned by working weekends and evenings went straight into the school's coffers.
Two members of his staff have also taken on extra work. Doreen Redmond, the deputy head, worked as an assessment co-ordinator for the local authority, while Maggie Hirst, a teacher, trained student teachers at local colleges. The school now hopes to raise cash under the Government's New Deal for schools, so it can refurbish its run-down Victorian buildings.