£16k boost to ail­ing schools

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

SCHOOLS will get £16,000 if rated “re­quires im­prove­ment” in their last two Of­sted checks.

The ex­tra sup­port comes af­ter Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Damian Hinds said he wanted to sim­plify the ac­count­abil­ity sys­tem and give teach­ers free­dom to get on with their jobs.

Schools Min­is­ter Lord Agnew said: “We will aim to take swift ac­tion, pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal hand­son sup­port and, where nec­es­sary, for­mal steps.”

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