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£538,500 to help pupils in Surrey catch up

January 31, 2013 2:14 PM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems

Classroom with School ChildrenOver £½ million will help Year 7 pupils who didn't reach the expected level in literacy and maths when they finished primary school in Surrey catch up with their classmates who did.

Schools will today (Thursday) receive £500 per pupil who didn't reach the expected level to help them through catch-up classes and individual tuition.

Evidence shows only five per cent of pupils who don't achieve Level 4 in both English and maths at Key Stage 2 go on to achieve five GCSEs at A* to C, including English and maths.

This extra money, announced by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Cleggin September at Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, is to help these children catch up with their classmates.

Schools will have freedom to decide how best to use the catch-up premium, but examples could include:

  • Small-group tuition supported by new classroom materials and resources, which could take place at lunchtimes or after school;
  • Holiday support to deliver intensive catch-up over a short period.
  • Additional services and materials to add to those provided by the school, such as tutor services or proven computer-based learning or online support.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Surrey County Council Education Committee Councillor Peter Lambell (Reigate Central) 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.

"This will allow whole classes to move forward faster together by boosting pupils' motivation which will prevent disruptive behaviour in class.

"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."

Commenting further, Nick Cleggsaid:

"Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life. Education is critical to that.

"The consequences of a pupil being left behind in the basics when they start secondary school can last for the rest of their education.

"The catch-up premium money being handed out to schools today will help pupils catch up with their peers as quickly as possible. Every child should have the chance to succeed and get off on the right foot when they start their new school."

Notes:

  1. In 2012, 13 per cent of pupils in all schools failed to gain a Level 4 in reading and 16 per cent failed to achieve this in maths (109,000 in total in England).
  1. Payments to Local Authorities will be made today (Thursday 31 January). Payments to Academies and Free Schools will be made on 1 February.
  1. Funding for the catch-up premium is a maximum of £500 per pupil. Almost half of the pupils who are matched with funding are also eligible for the Pupil Premium, which is focussed on disadvantaged pupils.
  1. Schools are free to determine how best to use the funding, but Ofsted inspectors will consider how schools are using the premium when inspecting schools. They will also monitor how effectively schools report to parents on whether or not students are meeting national expectations.
  1. Nick Clegg announced the catch-up premium in September 2012. The press notice can be found here: www.dpm.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/pupils-who-fall-behind-english-and-maths-get-intensive-catch-classes.

Table of money for Surrey schools:

9364028 Christ's College, Guildford

£20,000

9364052 Farnham Heath End School

£13,000

9364058 Broadwater School

£11,500

9364073 Therfield School

£14,000

9364098 Oxted School

£21,000

9364157 Reigate School

£18,000

9364162 Glebelands School

£12,000

9364190 Tomlinscote School & Sixth Form College

£17,500

9364454 The Ashcombe School

£11,500

9364457 Bishop David Brown

£12,000

9364460 The Warwick School

£13,500

9364462 Woking High School

£21,000

9364463 Ash Manor School

£24,500

9364465 Oakwood School

£17,000

9364468 Kings International College

£9,000

9364469 Jubilee High School

£16,000

9364508 Esher Church of England High School

£16,000

9364509 Kings College

£14,000

9364611 ST ANDREW'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

£13,000

9364619 St. Peter's Catholic School

£11,500

9364622 St Bede's School

£15,000

9364623 Royal Alexandra&Albert School

£11,500

9364765 The Priory School

£22,500

9365402 St John the Baptist School

£12,500

9365408 deStafford School

£18,500

9365409 Heathside School

£12,000

9365411 St Pauls Catholic College

£10,000

9365412 Salesian School

£7,500

9365414 The Winston Churchill School

£26,000

9365415 All Hallows Catholic School

£15,000

9367003 Gosden House School

£3,000

9367012 St Nicholas School

x

9367014 Sunnydown School

£5,000

9367019 LIMPSFIELD GRANGE SCHOOL

£4,000

9367023 THE PARK SCHOOL

£10,000

9367025 West Hill School

£9,000

9367027 Starhurst School

x

9367034 Carwarden House School

£5,000

9367042 Pond Meadow School

£2,500

9367043 WALTON LEIGH SCHOOL

£2,500

9367048 WOODLANDS SCHOOL

x

9367049 Clifton Hill (SLD)

£4,000

9367050 THE RIDGEWAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

£3,000

9367056 PORTESBERY SCHOOL

x

9367060 Linden Bridge School

£4,000

9367061 THE ABBEY SCHOOL

£9,500

9367062 FREEMANTLES

£2,500

9367065 PHILIP SOUTHCOTE SCHOOL

£6,000

9367066 WOODFIELD SCHOOL

£7,000