Does your school have to turn to business donations and sponsorship to help balance the books?
According to School Cuts , £2.8 billion has been cut from school budgets over the last 3 years. This is an average of £45,400 from the budget from every primary school in the country.
More and more headteachers are having to be creative in the way that they fill the gap in their budgets. A new generation of “Headtrepreneurs” are raising extra cash by:
- Renting out buildings
- Selling staff’s professional expertise
- Donations from local businesses (PE kit, drinks bottles, breakfast/after school clubs)
- Rent out sporting facilities to 5-a-side leagues
Some heads have raised more than £80,000 a year through these kind of activities!
Is it right though? Should we even engage in commercial type activities when we may not even be fully aware of the tax/legal implications?
Is this really how headteachers should be spending their time?
Find out more at – https://www.tes.com/news/tes-podcast-teacher-visas-and-headtrepreneurs