Covid-19 is forcing English schools to ‘juggle student safety and financial security’ | World news


School leaders said they had to weigh student safety against financial stability as their budgets had been stretched to breaking point by the burden of the coronavirus pandemic before the full reopening in England this week.Principals have been left behind by the July closure of a government support fund that failed to reopen in time for the uncertain return of millions of students to classrooms.

This year’s £ 47.6bn school funding would require an injection of at least £ 2.38bn if Covid-19 costs are just 5% of spending, according to the union’s calculations. NASUWT teachers. This is in addition to the large-scale investment in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) that local authorities and trusted academies say they need.

Funding concerns come as Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on Sunday used an open letter to parents in England urging them to send their children to school on Tuesday.


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