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A significant number of school leaders are considering the possibility of making cuts to staff as a result of inflation, energy costs and pay rises for staff placing unsustainable pressure on school budgets, a new survey has shown.

New figures released by TeacherTapp, which polled 1,400 senior school leaders, found that 42% of school leaders felt staff cuts could be needed to help balance school budgets because government funding is not keeping up with costs.

Earlier this year government announced a pay deal for teaching staff, with early career teachers offered an average 8% rise, with a 6.4% lift for mainscale teachers, and an increase of up to £2,000 for teaching assistants.

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