Maths teaching receives £11.8 million boost
March 03 2010
The government is investing £11.8 million to help teachers receive training to become mathematics specialists, a news report has said.
About 1,500 primary school teachers are expected to join the ranks of over 1,600 maths champions who have already started the two-year Master-level Maths Specialist Teacher programme, according to Education Executive.
Speaking at the annual conference of the Advisory Committee for Mathematics Education, schools minister Diana Johnson said: "There has never been a more important time to plough our efforts into making our children the best in the world at maths, with the number of jobs related to science, maths and technology growing."
In other news, the government has announced plans to invest an additional £35 million in free school meals for pupils across the country following the success of three pilot schemes, a news report has said.
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls said that thousands of pupils and parents will feel the benefit from the start of the new school year, according to the Scholastic Education.
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