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An ICT expert has slashed spending at one trust by using reconditioned equipment.
More than a billion pounds has been pledged to boost core school funding, the education secretary has announced, but education leaders remain concerned over wider implications.
The announcement follows mounting pressure on the government from campaigns over funding shortages, and will see an additional £1.3bn spent on schools in England over the next two years.
Schools across England are set to benefit from a £2.4bn investment to help create more than half a million additional school places.
The funding was announced yesterday by education secretary Justine Greening, and aims to support the government's mission to create more the 600,000 extra school places by 2021.
It comes as new government figures reveal that almost 735,000 additional places have been created since 2010, with 92% of new primary places and 89% of new secondary places created in school rates as good or outstanding by Ofsted in 2015 to 2016.
A new study has revealed that one third of school governing bodies are on the look out for expert legal knowledge.
The survey carried out by SGOSS Governors for Schools, a national charity that links up schools with skilled volunteers from professional sectors, found that one in three schools who register with the body are seeking a governors with legal skills.
Today’s Budget has come under attack as the Chancellor faces claims that a £320m fund for free schools would be better spent elsewhere.
Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Budget this afternoon which highlighted plans to put aside £320m to fund 110 new free schools, in addition to the 500 already pledged to be created by 2020.
The government believes its White Paper will create a more level playing field and provide equal opportunities for children of all backgrounds.
Seven out of ten academies are operating with accounting losses, as budgets are being squeezed and schools seek to find cost savings, according to an independent survey of academies.
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