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Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 4,290 people in Preston getting a vital start in life. Cllr Neil Darby said apprenticeships offered by local companies performed a crucial role in the local economy. The Ingol councillor said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring […]

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Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Lancashire are set to receive £48.5m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced. The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. It means primary schools will receive £1,320 for every pupil who has registered for free school […]

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Over £4.2m for school sports in Lancashire

by neildarby on 11 April, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced a £4.2m boost for school sports in Lancashire from September. Every state primary school in the County will receive funding for sports in 2013/14 and 2014/15, including: Approximately £9,165 for The Roebuck School Approximately £8, 825 for English Martyrs Primary School Approximately £8,540 for Pool House Primary School Approximately £8,510 […]

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Liberal Youth welcomes the news that UCAS is reporting an increase in university applications, and especially welcomes the continuing trend of young people from poorer background going to university more. With people from disadvantaged backgrounds being 80% more likely to attend a higher education institution this is a major step in creating a fairer and […]

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Liberal Democrat County Councillor Mark Jewell is encouraging school governors to question the way Pupil Premium is spent. Ofstead reports surveyed how schools were using the Pupil Premium since its introduction in April 2011. County Councillor Mark Jewell commented, “The findings reported by ofsted were very much along the lines we have found within schools […]

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More Pupil Premium money for our schools

by neildarby on 14 December, 2011

Next year, more than half a million additional children will qualify for the Pupil Premium. In Preston 3,230 are expected to be eligible, meaning that our schools are set to benefit from an extra £1,935,000 to support disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium will be extending its reach to cover any child that has been registered […]

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Neil Darby Reports

by neildarby on 20 August, 2011

Neil Darby, Tulketh campaigner and Region Chair for NW Liberal Youth, has today welcomed Simon Hughes’ report into Access to Higher Education. This document, a result of six months of research by Simon Hughes following his appointment as Advocate for Access to Education in December last year, makes a number of recommendations to the government […]

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