Guest blog: Funding cuts in education punish our children |

Caroline Wheeler is the vice chair of governors at a primary school in South London.

In what is believed to be the first action of its kind in England, governors at more than 20 schools in West Sussex downed tools and withdrew their labour for a day.

Spokesman for the governors Malcolm Gordon said: “Our job is to help schools to give children the best possible start to life. We refuse to sit quietly by while their future is threatened.”

It is a sentiment that will be shared by many governors and, indeed, teachers and parents.

And while some governors said they…

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