Heads ask parents to tackle election candidates on school cuts

Head teachers’ letters warning of the “dreadful state” of school funding have been sent to parents in at least 3,000 schools across 17 counties. The mass mailing urges parents to raise the “current financial difficulties” in schools with all prospective candidates “on the doorstep”. It comes in the week the three main parties pledged more money for schools. Schools in England are being required to find savings worth £3bn to deal with rising cost pressures. Find out more