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Headteachers to petition Downing Street: ‘There’s nothing left to cut’

Headteachers to petition Downing Street: ‘There’s nothing left to cut’

Long before dawn breaks over Cornwall on Friday, Bill Marshall will set out for London where he will join hundreds of other headteachers outside 11 Downing Street.

It will be the first grassroots uprising by England’s headteachers, and the organisers expect more than 1,000 to make the journey to hand a letter to Philip Hammond, the chancellor, saying their school budgets are in crisis because of seven years of cuts. They will speak of swingeing reductions in special needs funding that leave the most vulnerable children without equipment; of bereaved children and depressed teenagers without access to counsellors; of larger classes, staff redundancies and the erosion of curriculum choice.

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