Over 50 learning projects win £20m from new schools fund

The government’s new Strategic School Improvement Fund will see 56 learning projects benefit from £20 million, as part of the first round of grants.

As reported by Schools Week, schemes to improve progress in reading, modern foreign languages, and science, have won the funds.

The aim of the funds is to drive up standards, and the programmes will take place at academies and maintained schools across the country.

Education secretary Justine Greening commented: “This fund is about helping schools raise their performance by investing in evidence-led work, targeted at those areas where it will make the most difference.

“Tapping into the expertise that already exists in the system, and encouraging all schools, whether academies or maintained, to work together, will allow us to spread excellence and have a real impact on children’s lives.”

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