Headteachers forced to do menial tasks at unfilled rural schools – The Guardian, October 2018

More than four in 10 rural schools in England are undersubscribed and therefore facing significant budget shortfalls, forcing headteachers to multitask in a variety of roles to cut costs, according to a survey.

Of the 500 headteachers who responded to the survey, 42% said their school’s places had not been filled. This has a direct impact on funding, as each pupil brings additional money to a school.

Full article can be viewed here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/oct/12/headteachers-menial-tasks-undersubscribed-rural-schools-england