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Retired staff asked to work for free.

Retired staff asked to work for free.

A head teacher has asked retired staff to come in and work for free because the primary school cannot afford to pay for teaching assistants.

Martin Turnham, head of Desford Community Primary School in Leicester, said he had lost about 30% of his teaching assistants since early summer.

He said he was worried that it would have an impact on his pupils.

The Department for Education said a new funding formula would provide higher funding per pupil in every local area.

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