Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Disadvantaged Children Get a Cash Boost

news_children_scared.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

9:46am 26th June 2014

Almost 350 thousand pounds is being allocated to help Cornwall's disadvantaged children in school.

Research shows kids from low-income families are up to 19 months behind when they start classes.

The new Early Years Pupil Premium will go to Duchy nurseries to give them a head start.

They will have the freedom to decide how to use the money to help three and four year olds learn and develop, for example more qualified staff or specialists in activities like speech and language.

It is part of £50 million fund aiming to benefit 170 thousand children across the UK.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "Every child deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and this extra funding is a boost to help our youngest children get on in life and succeed.

"Boys and girls from poorer families have often already fallen nineteen months behind their better off classmates by the time they hang up their coat on the first day of school. Increasing their chances of success has got to be a top priority."

Andrew Wallis is the Lead Member for Children and Families at Cornwall Council.

He is welcoming the news: "Every child deserves the right to fulfil their potential and this funding will enable us to support three and four year olds by building on the support we already provide through helping eligible two year olds receive their free nursery education funding, until they then receive additional support at school.

"Although the pupil premium amount is only likely to consist of a top up amount of 53 pence per hour, we are already committed to supporting vulnerable groups through our new integrated Early Years Strategy. This new initiative will, however, help us to identify the children who will benefit from targeted support in their early years setting and through membership of their local children centre. This will, in turn, support the work we are doing to improve standards in schools by enabling teachers to prepare children for the transition to reception class well in advance."

9:46am 26th June 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
west cornwall hospital

Cornwall hospital gets £2 million investment

It will be used to upgrade digital equipment

parliament

Cornwall's cash calls ahead of Queen's speech

New Council leader says rural economy must be a priority

Most read
gorse fire 1

PHOTOS: Giant gorse fire at Cornish beauty spot

Firefighters from Penzance to Looe were called

shortlanesend crash

UPDATE: Car flips over in Cornwall crash

One man was taken to hospital as a precaution

Top articles

Family 'followed' by naked man in Cornish town

Cornwall News: Searches in Padstow after he reportedly ran off

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Grenfell fire survivors moved out of hotel with just hours notice

National News: Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have been thrown out of a west London hotel with just a few hours notice.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Crime thriller Riviera opens to record viewers

Showbiz News: The first episode of Sky Atlantic's crime thriller Riviera has been watched by a record 1.2 million viewers live and on demand.

Five electrocuted at a water park in Turkey

World News: Five people, including a 12-year-old child, have been electrocuted at a water park in Turkey's northwestern Sakarya province.

Tennis star Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine

Sports News: British tennis No 3 Dan Evans has announced that he tested positive for cocaine in April.

Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

Strange News: The CIA has admitted it was penetrated by an insider network - of hi-tech snack thieves.

Newer article

Health Services Privatisation

Cornwall News: Bosses want to put things like cardiology and gynaecology out to tender

Older article

Cornwall's Plastic Beach Plague

Cornwall News: 4000 pieces washed up near Whitsands

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.