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An outside provider asks "what is happening to Primary budgets?"

Discussion in 'Primary' started by greta444, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    We hardly have enough money for blu tak now. No chance of funding for after school clubs. Actually we have never allocated money for after school clubs, we would expect the parents to pay for anything that costs money eg. sports coaching. We teachers lead forest schools sessions in our school and recruit volunteer parents or members of the community to share their skills in special projects such as the cob oven you mentioned.
    So sorry to disappoint, building an oven is not high on the list of priorities, we need to buy exercise books first!
  2. Do schools still ask pupils for donations eg £1 for visiting workshops eg theatre groups, musical performances? Is that economically not viable now too?
  3. Not much help or consolation but my parents' business does similar work delivering assorted different projects and schemes within schools and they're seeing exactly the same pattern as you are - there just isn't the spare budget around anywhere.
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    The problem with this in our school would be that those children who go to after school clubs tend to do so as childcare, so parents couldn't actually be involved as they are at work. Also a cob oven is actually no earth use to us and would just collect dust somewhere.

    We have had all sorts of science workshops in this term as well as history and sport. All are things we have charged parents for and all were well worth the money. However we have had flyers for many, many more that we have rejected as not being suitable for our children, too vague or not worth the money.

    It isn't my job as science co-ord to decide what sort of workshop we want, devise one and then ask someone to provide it. You need to come up with clear and suitable activities, that are cost effective for schools and then market them appealingly. There are a zillion environmental charities and organisations offering things to schools, you need to make yourself stand out.

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