It’s slightly worrying to find out that state schools are so worried about their funding, one has even asked parents to help by donating essential items such as toilet rolls.
Anyone who is a parent or knows a parent will be aware that children and families have been helping schools out for a while now with items such as pens and pencils, glue sticks and other classroom stationery.
But the news that toilet roll is now on the list of asks seems incredible – what’s more, the school involved is in the Prime Minister’s constituency!
St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School in Maidenhead, Berkshire, sent out an email to parents recently linking to a list of items it would be grateful to receive from families. The list included toilet rolls and essentials for the school office and classrooms.
The school’s business manager Kate Foreman told the local newspaper: “We’re still committed to providing our children with an outstanding education but there’s only so much you can do.
“Financially we’re OK this year, and the next two years will probably be fine but any longer than that it’s harder to evaluate. It’s certainly got more difficult over the last few years.”
I must admit, I didn’t even know schools had to have a business manager? Is this a new thing? Since when was a school a business?