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budget and staffing challenges continue

5 September 2016

A shortage of teachers and tighter school budgets are likely to continue to cause headaches for school leaders in the new academic year. Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), has also warned of further strike action by teachers this autumn term, without further ballot of members, unless the government provides the additional spending needed to tackle teacher recruitment problems. These include advertising and agency fees and demands from new starters for higher salaries.

With the Institute for Fiscal Studies warning that school funding could fall by 8% by 2020, and the NUT predicting an even greater reduction, schools will need to look at ways of making their school budgets go further. Schools and academies may also need to develop innovative ways of generating their own income, including using their school property.

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