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May 14, 2012

Nic Prigg's Blog

Nick Clegg, was in New North Academy today giving a speech about the pupil premium, the title of which on the cabinet office site is entitled “Delivering Educations Progressive Promise: Using the Pupil Premium to Change Lives”

Nick Clegg’s passion for education and social mobility comes through even with some rather stilted speechwriting.

The pupil premium this year will be worth £1.25bn but that wasn’t the main message of Clegg’s speech, the main message followed all that boring but important number stuff.

One of the important passages to me, was this bit:

Because we now have a once in a generation chance: get this right and we make good on education’s progressive promise: to give every child the chance to go as far as their abilities and effort can carry them.  And we’ll achieve something else of lasting importance: we’ll prove that teachers do best when Whitehall steps out of…

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