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‘Hypocritical’ headteachers get a day off school to protest outside Number 10 over funding cuts 

‘Hypocritical’ headteachers get a day off school to protest outside Number 10 over funding cuts

  • Headteachers accused of setting poor example for taking day off to protest cuts 
  • 1,000 teachers marched on Downing Street against the school funding ‘crisis’
  • Teachers criticised for not attending school and branded ‘hypocritical’

Headteachers were accused of setting a poor example to pupils by taking a day off to protest in Downing Street over a school funding ‘crisis’.

An ‘unprecedented’ 1,000 school leaders will march in Westminster tomorrow and deliver a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond, urging him to provide more cash as schools are ‘under enormous duress’. 

They say cuts to school budgets have led to the scrapping of subjects and extra-curriculum activities, rising class sizes and staff cuts.

Teacher plan to deliver a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond, urging him to provide more cash as schools

‘We cannot sit idly by, as the children and families that we serve receive such an unsatisfactory deal from the Government,’ the letter adds.

Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, accused headteachers of being ‘hypocritical’.

He said: ‘Headteachers expect children to attend school. They too should attend school.’

The Department for Education said: ‘There is more money going into schools than ever before, rising to a record £43.5billion by 2020 – 50 per cent more in real terms per pupil than in 2000.’

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