Download and adapt our letter to parents
It's important that the headteacher is the first person to let parents know about budget cuts. Being up front and honest about financial difficulties will help to inspire confidence in your leadership.
A letter is the best first step to make parents aware of the situation. You can then arrange to discuss specifics with them at meetings or a parent forum at a later date.
Adapt our template to reflect your school's financial circumstances.
Advice on writing to parents
Put your financial circumstances in a wider context
Many parents will also be facing financial challenges of their own. To explain your situation, you could compare the school budget to a household budget, as this is something they will understand.