February 2, 2018 11.49 am This story is over 69 months old

Over £250k of funding to support maths teaching in Lincolnshire

Supporting school improvement

The Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together partnership (LTT) has been awarded £253,000 to boost school-to-school support for children aged 9-11.

The money aims to focus on support for young peoples mathematical skills, under the Lincolnshire Attainment Maths Project.

The goal is to help achieve the best possible progress through their primary years.

Top Lincolnshire schools such as Boston Staniland Academy, Witham St Hughs Academy, Bourne Westfeild Academy, Lincoln Mount Street Academy and Sandon School & Ambergate Sports College in Grantham are driving the collaboration with other schools as part of the project.

Schools are being invited to take part, aiming specifically at the Eastern side of the county.

Executive Councillor for Children’s services Patricia Bradwell said: “This welcome funding boost will help ensure support is targeted at the schools that need it most in Lincolnshire.”

She added: “It makes sense that we use those who are leading the way in terms of performance to drive improvements in other, more vulnerable schools”.

Support will come from established local and specialist leaders of education to ensure the impact of the programme has a lasting effect.

Adrian Reed, Chief Executive of Boston Witham Academies Federation and Connect, commented: “We are delighted to have secured a significant investment in school improvement. This initiative will see some of our leading teaching schools share best practice.”

Story by Rosie Brown