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Head Teacher cleans toilets to save money.

Head Teacher cleans toilets to save money.

A head teacher says she has had to scrub the toilets, clean the school and work in the canteen because of school funding shortages on schools.

Siobhan Lowe, head of Tolworth Girls' School in Surbiton, south London, spoke of the embarrassment of not being able to fund support for her pupils.

She says she has already sold off land, cut subjects and a deputy head post to stay afloat, as budgets tightened.

It comes as thousands of heads have highlighted worsening funding gaps.

About 7,000 head teachers in England have written to 3.5 million parents saying that schools are facing a "funding crisis".  

    

They say they are angry that the education secretary has refused to meet them to discuss the issue.

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