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Mental Health Leaders Warn Half Of Students Are Losing Out On School Support

The letter, shared with PoliticsHome, coincides with Children’s Mental Health Week and urges ministers to “commit to long-term, sustainable investment in school-based support” as a matter of priority. Organised by Place2Be and signed by organisations including Mind, the NSPCC and Royal College of Psychiatrists, the letter says that the government’s current plan to introduce mental health professionals […]

Schools Funding Plummets Into Deficit, May Cause Staff Cuts

Financial data obtained by PoliticsHome under the Freedom of Information Act, covering 8,539 non-academy state schools in 93 local authorities, shows the schools made an average in-year surplus of ¬£13,963 each on their day-to-day revenue spending in 2021/22. But this plummeted to an average deficit of ¬£10,561 each in 2022/23, as rising inflation and growing numbers of […]