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Teaching Methods

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 196W, on teaching methods, (1) how many secondary schools will have funding to support small group academic focused study support in 2009-10; (196561)

(2) what proportion of the money allocated to support the development of extended schools will be used to support small group academic focused study support.

The provision of a varied menu of activities for children and young people, including study support, is part of the extended schools core offer, with the Government committed to every school delivering extended schools core offer by 2010. The Department has made a significant investment in extended schools, and will make available more than £1.3 billion over the next three years to support the establishment of inclusive and sustainable extended schools. Schools are free to use this funding to respond to the needs of children and their community which can include providing study support activity. As part of this funding, £84 million in 2009-10 and £83 million in 2010-11 is to support small group academic focused study support. The funding will be targeted at the most deprived secondary schools, and is expected to support small group academic focused study support in around a quarter of the over 3,000 secondary schools.