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Academies have been accused of frittering away public money on ‘branded biscuits and USB sticks’ while state schools are struggling to release cash for ‘essentials’ such as pens and paper. Zoe Lynch, a teacher from Wolverhampton, said the situation was summed up by the contrasting fortunes between her school where teachers ‘have to beg’ for materials while a nearby academy has branded biscuits. Teenager filmed hurling shopping trolley onto busy dual carriagewayMs Lynch told delegates at the NASUWT union conference...

in Birmingham that her head teacher denied her request for a new cupboard due to budgetary constraints, but that the school could provide a padlock if the caretaker was able to source an old storage unit. CLICK HERE to read the full story on the Metro news website.

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