Underfunding is the biggest problem schools face
It is and the Govt response is to "ask the tech industry to help", as has been said earlier what that will mean is that the usual suspects will hoover up the cash....... c(r)apita.
That money will come from the DFE central budget, which will mean less dosh per pupil filtered down to schools.
I see the problem as:
Govt say "Raise standards" and instruct ofsted to kick the backside of any school that does not do it.
Senior leaders in schools brick it and pay consultants to tell them how to ensure ofsted will leave happy.
Consultants (it may even be singular, as all SLT I have had contact with seem to have all seen the same powerpoint) put in place a whole swathe of 'systems and procedures' that the SLT have no idea how to implement properly, but the just chuck time (and therefore money) at it anyway.
Teachers run around like blue arsed flies filling in forms, gathering data, testing and re-testing to show that the poor kids make progress every second of every day, with the threat of diciplinary action if they do not.
The kids are under pressure constantly, from primary school up, this results in more mental health problems.
And then on to Uni....
"The number of students dropping out with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years, while the number of suicides among full-time students in England and Wales has jumped from 75 in 2007 to 134 in 2015."
Education is and should always be about more that raw exam figures, sadly, that is the sole driver these days.