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16 May '14

News Free school meals policy is underfunded, say headteachers

Primary school leaders having to divert resources from existing budgets to pay for Nick Clegg's flagship education reformHeadteachers and local authorities say they are having to divert resources and funds from school budgets to pay for new kitchens as a result of the Liberal Democrats' underfunded policy of giving free school meals to all infants.While Westminster was enthralled by the eruption over the policy between Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and former Department for Education special adviser Dominic Cummings with accusations flying that Clegg wanted Cummings charged under the official secrets act school heads say they have been left to fend for themselves in parts of the country. Continue reading...

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