A few thousand "hamstrung" headteachers marched on Downing Street today (Friday) to deliver a letter to Philip Hammond, the Treasurer, warning him not to treat them as "fools" by insisting that schools are receiving '"more money than ever before" and that there are "more teachers being recruited than ever". They said that the reality is "an entirely different situation" where swingeing cuts to school budgets are leading "wholly unacceptable" consequences. These include swelling class sizes, axing subjects and extra curricular activities, laying off support staff, and using Pupil Premium funds - which are meant to be earmarked for supporting the most vulnerable pupils - to prop up the school's overall budget. Assuming that both the headteachers and the government are correct, where is all the money going to if not to the classrooms in the form of teachers, classroom support staff and resources? I shall suggest where. Please feel free to add your own thoughts. Academy CEOs' salaries Non-teaching 'upper strata' academy personnel. Non-teaching heads. Non-teaching Deputies. Non-teaching SLT. Non-class-based 'new generation' support such as 'Pupil Premium Champions'. The move away from textbook teaching (especially in Primary English) resulting in large photocopying costs. The move towards pupils' single-use printed workbooks (especially in Primary mathematics) requiring annual purchase.