‘Exhausted’ teachers warn they have no additional funding to handle Covid-19

Headteachers cite ‘trust deficit’ between school leaders, the government and Ofsted as they work 70-hour weeks to keep up

Headteachers have warned they do not have enough funding from the government to meet the extra costs of the Covid-19 crisis, leaving school budgets “in the lap of the gods”.

The new president of the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT), Ruth Davies, said schools are being expected to implement Covid safety arrangements “without any additional funding at all”, placing pressure on “exhausted” school leaders.

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