Chaotic diaries of headteachers’ weeks expose shocking truth of crippling budget cuts

Teachers are acting as social ­workers, family support workers, mental health practitioners, speech and language therapists, and even the police because of crippling cuts, Mirror reports.

Two headteachers shared a snapshot of a working week, giving an insight into how staff are being forced to pick up the pieces left by funding cuts of 8% per pupil since 2010 and chronic staffing shortages.

In the Queen’s Speech yesterday Boris Johnson promised an increase in funding per pupil but it comes after nearly a decade of underfunding where real-terms spending has dropped by £7.7billion, from £95.5billion in 2011/12 to £87.8billion.

Teachers have spent their own cash on clothes and food at Abbey Hey Primary Academy, Gorton, Manchester, which even has a foodbank.

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  1. Two headteachers write a diary of their week revealing the toll on their profession as they act as saretaker, builder, dinner lady, gardener, social worker, mental health practitioner, speech and language therapist,

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