General Election: Childcare & Primary School pledges made by key parties in run up to vote
Here at LearningBook, we’ve summarised what key promises political parties are making for early years, childcare and primary schools:
- • £14 billion boost in school funding.
- • £4,000 minimum funding per primary school pupil by 2012/2022.
- • Raising teacher salaries and benefits. New teacher salaries will be increased to £30,000 by 2022-2023.
- • Increase contribution in to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
- • £1 billion fund to help create affordable childcare, including before and after school clubs and holiday clubs.
- • Create 1,000 new Sure Start childcare centres at a cost of £1 billion.
- • Entitlement for 30 hours free childcare available for all 2, 3 and 4 years olds within 5 years.
- • Free early years training to the workforce to attain qualifications whilstworking.
- • Recruit nearly 150,000 additional early years staff.
- • Provide sustainable, long-term funding for early years and schools.
- • Provide free school meals to all primary school children.
- • Maximum class sizes of 30 children.
- • Scrapping Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs and baseline assessments.
- • Replace Ofsted and transfer responsibility for inspections to a new body.
- • Entitlement of free childcare to start from 9 months old.
- • Triple the Early Years Pupil Premium.
- • Expanding Children Centres with £1 billion a year investment.
- • Require all Early Years settings to have a training programme for staff.
- • Recruit 20,000 more teachers.
- • Reduce class sizes to 2015 level.
- • Scrapping mandatory SATs.
- • Replace Ofsted with a new HM Inspector of Schools.
- • Increase schools funding by £10 billion a year.
- • Free school meals for all primary school children.
- • Increase teacher starting salaries to £30,000.
- • Provide 35 hours a week of free childcare for all from the age of 9 months.
- • Increase funding by at least £4 billion a year.
- • Renaming ‘Free School Meals’ the ‘School Meals Allowance’ to tackle stigma.
- • Reduce class sizes to under 20.
- • Formal education will start at 6 years old.
- • Replace Ofsted with a collaborative system of assessing and supporting schools locally.
Find out more:
- Liberal Democrats
- Green Party
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