Have you seen the alarming news that 80% of schools are having to cut the number of teaching assistants they employ and 60% are even having to remove teaching posts to balance the budget?

A recent survey found that 90% of schools are having to use up to 50% of their Pupil Premium budget to keep their budget afloat.

This is obviously worrying BUT what about the schools that get hardly any pupil premium money – how are they expected to cope?

The Worthless? Campaign on Facebook is doing a great job of highlighting this problem.

What can we all do in the short term – do you know of any schools that are being creative in the way that they raise cash in other ways?