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In a news item about cash-starved schools in the TES, One school leader in Carlisle revealed: “I was faced with a situation where I had to make the teaching assistant in my own son’s class redundant because of the cuts to my budget. At the end of last year, I had to let the caretaker go. Now I do his job as well as my own. I came in over the summer holidays to repaint the classrooms myself.” Another secondary school leader from East Sussex said: “Our playing fields are now unsuitable for sport. I cannot afford to get...

the grass cut regularly.” CLICK HERE to read the full story.

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