‘Little extras’ is an insult to teachers across England

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It would be one thing if Philip Hammond’s promise of £400m for ‘little extras’ in this week’s budget was merely patronising, but it shows a complete contempt for school leaders and a wilful ignorance of the real challenge schools are facing.

Just over a month ago, an unprecedented number of headteachers and principals marched to Downing Street to give a letter to the chancellor, setting out in relentlessly reasonable terms the real-term extent of the cuts to schools’ budgets, and the current and potential impact of this.

£400m is of course not unwelcome, and will go some (small) way to…

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