What was the issue addressed?
There was an insufficient budget to deliver the curriculum and add value to students learning. This was difficult as staffing had to be cut to achieve a balanced budget and parents were then concerned when TA cover was reduced.
We lobbied the Local Authority & Welsh Government. The PTA stepped up to fund raise harder and some grant funding was sought to support delivering the curriculum.
What lessons were learnt?
We only partly supplemented the budget shortfall and there are serious concerns that this method of supporting the budget is not sustainable over the long term.
How has your school managed budget cuts and shortfalls?
What methods has your governing body considered to raise additional funds for the school?
Have your say…
Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?