- Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Mrs Nelson, you may not be aware of this, but budget shortages in schools have been going on for decades. One of my daughters in law, after graduating with her teaching degree over twenty years ago, got he first job as a primary school teacher in a primary school in Hertfordshire.
She was asked to attend a day's briefing prior to the beginning of the new school year, at which she was informed that due to budget constraints that she would be expected to provide pens, paper and other student requirements at her own expense; she was never reimbursed for any of her outlays in the year that she stayed there. The following September she was recruited to teach at a private school, where she was not only paid nearly double the salary, but she was also not required to fund the purchase of materials for the pupils.
But to be fair, a lot of these budgetary problems are the responsibility of the school heads. She is now a teacher in a state school up north, and the head teacher manages the budget responsibly meaning that all basic requirements are met. It's a good, well run school from where my granddaughter (and now my grandson) went on to the local grammar school, and she achieved 10 very good passes at GCSE, and is now studying for her A levels.