Monday, 18 October 2010

Pupil Premium

Today's the deadline for comments on how the Pupil Premium should work.

The Pupil Premium is a scheme which means extra money will go to schools with pupils who are from deprived backgrounds. The money will come from outside the schools budget so it is effectivly extra cash to help address some of the inequalities in the education system.

I'm really pleased this is going ahead. It was one of the four main themes in the General Election Manifesto. One of the interesting points is that the money follows the Pupil rather than it being assumed that everyone in a school is in the same situation.

I have written a short piece about this for the Liverpool Party Central blog which is at

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