fis-edsolutions ltd report on The pupil premium designed to help children from poor backgrounds is being used by almost a third of head teachers to plug gaps in their budgets, according to a think tank. A survey of 1,361 teaching professionals also found that two thirds of schools had cut back on teaching.

The pupil premium designed to help children from poor backgrounds is being used by almost a third of head teachers to plug gaps in their budgets, according to a think tank. A survey of 1,361 teaching professionals also found that two thirds of schools had cut back on teaching.

Schools in England are facing their first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years and are having to find about £3 billion of savings — seven per cent of their budgets on average