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Closed 07/06/2017

raised of £5,000 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £483 to help subsidise our school Year 6 residential and other school visits.

    Funded on Wednesday, 7th June 2017

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    Recently featured on BBC Look North:
    As Headteacher of Spire Junior School, I will be running the Great North Run in order to raise funds to subsidise school visits for the children at my school. We have 70% of our children on free school meals and are situated in an area of high socio-economic deprivation. Due to funding cuts, and increases in costs we're finding it increasingly difficult to run the school without running into a deficit. Under the new funding formula we will lose £17,000 of our budget and by 2020 the forecast is a loss of £99,000. I've had to lose one teacher and one teaching assistant, my deputy is now needed to teach full time, and I'm teaching part time, to save money. Our staff do a fantastic job and go above and beyond for the children and families of this school. If I lost anymore staff then I feel the quality of education our children currently receive would suffer . I have therefore looked at how to cut costs and have had to make some difficult decisions, which has included cutting back subsidies for school visits. I'm trying to be proactive in plugging the funding gap with donations and sponsorship from completing the Great North Run. As we are not a charity this page has been set up as a crowdfunding opportunity. For more information about the school please visit our website We hope you're able to support the fantastic children and families at our school.
    Your sincerely
    Mr Dave Shaw



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      • Anonymous


        Mar 18, 2017


      • Gaz Darby

        Gaz Darby

        Mar 14, 2017

        Can't thank you enough, well done :-)


      • Simon Redding

        Simon Redding

        Feb 18, 2017

        Well done for speaking out about this and literally going the extra mile for your pupils. Good luck with the run too.

      • Neil Holdsworth

        Neil Holdsworth

        Feb 18, 2017

        Inspirational to raise money for your school. Shame you are having to do so though! I really hope you make your target & more.


      • marcelle findley

        marcelle findley

        Feb 16, 2017

        All the best with raising funds. I went to this school and my niece currently goes there as well as my dad-who works there.


      • Cheryl Chez lomas

        Cheryl Chez lomas

        Feb 16, 2017


      • Francesca  Newby-Wilkes

        Francesca Newby-Wilkes

        Feb 15, 2017

        Well done Mr Shaw for all you are doing for a fantastic school , your staff and pupils are very lucky to have you as the head teacher ☺ Good luck


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