As you walk into the main office at The Small School in Hartland, you pass a photograph of a cup of tea, a cup of coffee and a bottle of water from a motorway service station. It’s not exactly a beautiful image, but it serves an important purpose. Together these drinks cost the same amount of money that it takes to educate and feed a student at the school, per day: £7.50 – and when things get a little tough, Louise Hopkinson uses this photo for inspiration. It reminds her daily how much can be achieved with so little.

Louise took over as head teacher of The Small School after 24 years’ teaching ...


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