They’re normally the strictest observers of the rules, but today hundreds of headteachers put down their red pens and marched to Downing Street to protest about what they say is a lack of funding for schools. They claim funding in real terms in England has fallen by eight percent since 2010. The government says school funding is at a record high. So who’s right? Mark Lehain, who founded a free school in Bedford, where he was also the headteacher, and Emily Proffitt, a headteacher at a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent, who was on today’s protest, respond.