Chris Black received the following email today from Lib Dem Education Minister Sarah Teather:
Liberal Democrats have always believed that education is the engine of social mobility, now we are making it happen.
Today the Government released the final Pupil Premium figures for every English local authority, constituency and school. I am delighted to announce that every school this year will receive an extra ?488 for each child on free school meals they have on their roll.
Schools in your constituency of Rayleigh & Wickford are getting an extra ?513000 from the Pupil Premium to improve the education of the most disadvantaged children. You can find out what each school in your council area is getting by clicking here.
This is a real milestone for our party. The Pupil Premium is a policy we devised and campaigned for, and put at the heart of our Coalition negotiations. Now it is more than good policy, it is a reality making a difference to the school down your road. It goes directly into classrooms and will benefit all pupils…….
Sarah Teather MP
Minister of State, Department for Education