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Archive for the ‘Schools’ Category

Primary school children improving in all subjects

by derekdeedman on 11 December, 2014

POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 11 DECEMBER, 2014 @ 3:26 PM  Attainment in primary schools has risen in every subject and disadvantaged pupils continue to close the gap on their peers, according to figures published today by the Department for Education. The results for more than half a million 11-year-olds (at Key Stage 2) show the percentage achieving […]

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Lib Dems – new funding promise for poorer pupils

by derekdeedman on 12 November, 2014

First published 4 hours ago in Newsby Henry Holloway, Argus Reporter New funding is being promised to help disadvantaged primary school pupils. The Liberal Democrats said yesterday that £450,000 would be given to bolster teaching for children who are on the free school meals register in Sussex. Brighton and Hove will see an additional £90,000, while East Sussex will […]

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Thanks t o the Liberal Democrats in Government, from this week around 25,000 pupils in reception classes and years one and two will be able to enjoy school meals for the first time, free of charge. Every infant aged child is now able to receive free healthy and nutritious meals, thanks to a government initiative […]

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The action led in Parliament by Lib Dem Sarah Teather is finally reaching West Sussex. West Sussex County Council has just produced the following press release: – Press release number: PR6716 Children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their families, are to have greater control and choice over the support they […]

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National free school meals: the facts

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2014

Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” From Lib Dem Voice – Sun 20th July 2014 – 8:30 am Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” William Beveridge […]

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The new service being introduced in all schools by the Liberal Democrats in Government from 1 September 2014 will be available for all children identified in the defined age groups (ages 4 – 7). All the West Sussex contracted services will also provide vegetarian, faith and allergen free meals. In West Sussex UFSM parent information […]

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nd Laws write for Times: We are committed to free school meals policy because evidence shows it helps kids achieve more By Caron Lindsay | Thu 15th May 2014 – 10:55 am On his various media appearances this morning, Nick Clegg has been asked whether he ordered Michael Gove and David Laws to write an article setting […]

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Free School meals from September 2014 – the facts

by derekdeedman on 14 March, 2014

The Liberal Democrats have made sure that from September 2014 every child in infant school in England will get free school meals, saving families over £400 a year per child. This is one of the most important changes in our education system for a generation. A healthy meal at lunchtime for all children in Reception, […]

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By Mike Storey | Sat 8th February 2014 – 10:00 am on the Lib Dem Voice website We’ve just had the final days of ‘Report’ of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Lords and on Monday, MPs will consider our amendments – including the proposal to ban smoking in cars carrying children. But as the dust settles on the red […]

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