Pupil Premium

Werrington Primary School – PUPIL PREMIUM It has been brought to my attention by a local resident that Werrington Primary school no longer use worksheets for Mathematics Homework, the use of iPad or a computer at home is now what is required for Comparing numbers, counting by tens, names of shapes. This puts considerable pressure on parents with a limited income, especially single parents, to provide the equipment needed to support the continued development of the child. In 2011 Children’s minister Sarah Teather, Lib Dem, was able to double the Pupil Premium budget to help schools to ensure those on limited incomes weren’t left being disadvantaged. Pupil Premium Report 2014-15 for[…]

Bonus for buses at Council budget meeting

New bus services could be running in Peterborough as early as October, following a successful budget amendment moved by Lib Dem Councillors on Peterborough City Council, at the latest budget meeting of Full Council. A cross party working group is to be set up to look at areas of the city which don’t have adequate bus services, following a cut in bus subsidy by over 50% by the Tory administration two years ago. If the working group’s recommendations are agreed, up to £75,000 could be allocated from council contingency reserves to pay for the new services. Also in the budget, Lib Dem intervention helped to stop a barmy proposal by[…]