A survey of more than 1,500 school leaders from across the country also finds that 35 per cent are expecting to make cuts this academic year in a bid to balance their budget.
Furthermore, 31 per cent said they had already been forced to make cuts to balance their budget for 2020/21. Examples given include:
One headteacher told researchers: “We have had nine members of support staff leave and have only replaced two.”
Another said: “As a headteacher in the last two years I have been a SENCO, school business manager, caretaker and headteacher as well as cover for the office and class.”
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