Funding, laptops and diversity at heart of Build Back Better manifesto

Significant increases to the Pupil Premium, a reduction in teachers’ timetables, provision of laptops and routers, more curriculum diversity, and a focus on careers guidance…

These are among 11 policy proposals that have been put forward by education charity Teach First to end educational inequality and ensure “every child has the chance to reach their full potential”.

Entitled A fighting chance for every child, the manifesto points out how in the last decade spending per-pupil has fallen fastest among schools serving the most disadvantaged communities. It calls for a significant increase in funding between 2022/23 and 2025/26, with the Pupil Premium being used to deliver this. The Premium itself should also be extended to cover children on the child protection register.

The manifesto also throws Teach First’s weight behind calls for a Covid education recovery package for schools of between £13bn and £15bn. This was the figure that Sir Kevan Collins, the Department for Education’s former Covid recovery tsar had called for earlier this year.

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