Nearly three-quarters of school leaders believe their budgets will be “unsustainable” by 2019, according to a survey of headteachers.
The poll of 1,102 school leaders reveals 18 per cent of schools are in deficit, up from 8 per cent last year.
More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of school leaders say they are only able to balance their budgets by making cuts or dipping into reserves.
Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) also say their budgets would be unsustainable by 2019.
The survey reveals that 85 per cent of respondents are having to reduce investment in equipment....'
If these figures are correct, it seems I am not the only Headteacher losing sleep about how to make continued improvements to our students education, buildings and equipment with a smaller and smaller amount of money. Surely someone, somewhere in the 'powers that be' realize that it costs money to make continuous improvements
On a more positive note, yr 11s happily walked down to The Old School House on Tuesday for an intensive Maths masterclass, delivered by Mr Ashcroft. We have used this venue several times this year and it is amazing what a change of scene can do for reinvigorating learning. 4 more students have been selected to represent our area at U13 and U15 Cricket, congratulations to Archie and Harry Hill, Jonathan and Joseph O'Keefe. We also finalized plans for Year 6 transition days, and have an exciting couple of days planned for our new students.
If I can just get the budget sorted.....