Sefton secures £244k to help migrant children get a better start in education
Sefton Council has been awarded £244,000 to help make sure migrant schoolchildren get a better start at early years education.
The Controlling Migration funding will help to assist primary schools in the Local Authority increase their already impressive levels of educational support to migrant children who come to live in Sefton.
Work is now well underway to launch a two year English Language Support project which will be rolled out to primary schools across the borough.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “Sefton Council has a proven track record of being an incredibly welcoming borough for all and this project will further our efforts in making sure children from all backgrounds have the best start in life, learning equally with their friends and peers.
“This project will assist our excellent primary schools in dealing with the increased pressure caused by recent migration.
“We will be able to provide additional teachers and support to improve standards and outcomes for migrant children and their families in English.
“This will help make sure migrant children get a much better start at school and prevent diversion of teaching support away from pupils in the wider community.”
Further announcements about the English Language Support project will be made in due course.