MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
The money is specifically targeted to help Year 7 pupils who didn’t reach the expected level in literacy and maths when they finished primary school, so they can catch up with their classmates who did.
Schools will receive the equivalent of £500 per pupil, and will have freedom to decide how best to use the catch-up premium. Examples could include:
Commenting, Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green said:
“No pupil should be left behind in our schools, to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to get on in life. To achieve this it is hugely important that every child has a strong grasp of maths and a good reading ability when they start at secondary school.
“Catch-up classes and personal tuition are targeted at those who need a helping hand, so their chances of success are increased rather than letting them fall behind further.
“By putting fairness back at the centre of our schools system, Liberal Democrats are ensuring that everyone can get on in life. It will allow children to flourish and will help us build a stronger economy.”