So I work in a creative, non core secondary subject. I'm a HOD and just been handed my dept budget for the year and found out that it has been slashed by 1/3 in comparison to last year. I've already spent 60% just on ordering stationary, set texts for the new spec, and photocopying! There's no way the remaining amount is going to last me all year. I know all school's are suffering budget cuts at the moment but is there ANY point in me complaining? I'm currently waiting for an attendance meeting to happen next week with SLT and I kind of don't want to draw attention to myself or look like a moaner for fear of them being even harsher with me in that meeting. But at the same time, I have no idea how I'm going to run my subject with this money.