30 Oct 2018

Chancellor’s money for ‘little extras’ for English schools criticised

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

One announcement in the budget yesterday was a one-off cash injection of £400 million for England’s schools. On average, headteachers will get between £10,000 and £50,000 to pay for extra kit like whiteboards and laptops. The Chancellor described his decision as “a nice gesture”. But some unions and headteachers say government cuts mean they can barely afford the essentials.