Education Committee – Financial Pressures on Head Teachers

In the Education Committee’s session with Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi on Wednesday, I raised my concerns about the immense pressure that head teachers are under to manage their school’s finances.

This pressure is so intense that in some instances pupil premium funds, which are intended to support disadvantaged children, are being moved away to patch-up budget deficits, according to research from the Sutton Trust.

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