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Financial Crisis

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Summary

Should a cash-strapped school accept sponsorship from a fast-food company, or a firm employing child labour in the developing world? What are the least painful cuts to be made to a school budget that needs slashing by 20 per cent?

The late professor Ted Wragg chairs the debate, with our panel of educational experts exploring issues arising from taking tough financial decisions to keep a school solvent.

Our panel includes:

 

  • Rachel Macfarlane, head of Walthamstow School for Girls
  • Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Mossbourne Community Academy
  • Bill Simmonds, chief executive of the National Bursars Association
  • Sir Frank Lowe, sponsor of Capital City Academy

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