Annal Nayyar blogs report that outlines Cash for poor pupils used to fill budget gap

The pupil premium designed to help children from poor backgrounds is being used by almost a third of head teachers to plug gaps in their budgets, according to a think tank. A survey of 1,361 teaching professionals also found that two thirds of schools had cut back on teaching.

Schools in England are facing their first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years and are having to find about £3 billion of savings — seven per cent of their budgets on average

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