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Head Teachers polite protest.

Head Teachers polite protest.

"Relentlessly reasonable" is an unusual rally cry - but this was no ordinary demonstration.

Hundreds of head teachers - the men in smart suits, the women in business wear - came to Westminster to make their point about school funding in England.

Ripples of applause filled Parliament Square - their meeting point and the scene of many a demonstration over the decades.

"Don't be chaining yourselves to the railings now ladies," someone joked.

It was clear that these protesters, passionate though they may be, would not have dreamt of it.


The gathering had more of an air of a collegiate conference than a demonstration.

"We're all a long way out of our comfort zone," one head teacher said.

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