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Reduced funding against demand to expand curriculum

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by tom clancy, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. presumably you are talking secondary here?
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I'm interested, daisy - which new subjects and from where is the demand coming?
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Yes secondary. While most schools face what seems a small budget cut of 1%, that amount is significant in terms of resourcing and provisions made for subjects across the curriculum - at least it's mainly at departmental budget level that the cuts will be made. Schools are still under pressure to expand the curriculum width ways and offer a broad spectrum of subjects and courses to enable all students to achieve and with the mass advent of vocational subjects being popular ways to encompass this move, this decrease in funding is quite inhibitive of this. Vocational courses by their very nature require a different kind of resourcing - thinking photography or similar..... I'm just mulling it all and wondering who does the maths...
  4. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    The Wolf Report 2011

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