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Primary Education: Teaching Methods

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the criteria are for the one-to-one tuition of 300,000 primary school pupils recently announced by the Prime Minister; and whether this will be available to primary schools in Darwen, Lancashire. (158442)

The Prime Minister announced that the Government would be offering one-to-one tuition for over 300,000 under-attaining pupils a year in English by 2010-11, and over 300,000 pupils a year in Maths. We are currently planning how this should be delivered and will use lessons learned from the tuition element of the “Making Good Progress” pilot, and other existing individual intervention programmes, to inform this.