Watch: One assistant head’s call to arms on school funding cuts – a message to show your students' parents

16th June 2017 at 06:02
This assistant headteacher hopes that his video will help parents to understand the impact that funding cuts are having on schools across the country

John Stanier, assistant headteacher at Great Torrington School in Devon, has produced a video to share with parents about the affect that funding cuts are having on his school. 

He hopes that the video, which he animated himself, will be shared widely to bring home the reality of the current financial situation faced by many schools.

Here is John's video:


Tes has covered the school funding crisis extensively, including the following:

13 June 2017: Ministers considering 'all the options' for increasing school funding, Martin George

9 June 2017: 'The election result suggests that the education funding cuts genie is out of the political bottle', Ed Dorrell

9 June 2017: Hung parliament 'very worrying' for underfunded schools, Charlotte Santry

30 May 2017: 'Are education funding cuts becoming Theresa May's Achilles' heel?', Ed Dorrell

12 May 2017: For heads, the cost of the cuts isn’t just financial…it’s personal, Ann Mroz

11 May 2017: DfE believes more than a quarter of schools spend too much money, Charlotte Santry

11 May 2017: 'We're in a full-blown education funding crisis – and teachers and pupils are beginning to see how badly it will affect them', James Bowen

10 May 2017: 'I challenge you, Ms Greening, to visit our school and tell us how we can make yet more cuts while maintaining academic standards', Anita O’Sullivan

3 February 2017: The cuts are deep, but what value education? Ann Mroz

21 February 2017: 'I feel unable to provide the education my pupils deserve.' Head resigns over 'bleak' funding cuts – read the full, tragic letter, Charlotte Santry

11 March 2016: How my school is losing the battle with funding cuts, John Tomsett

And don't miss this week's Tes cover feature, in which Steve Higgins, professor of education at the University of Durham argues that we need a complete rethink on how we spend our education budget. 

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