Norwich, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 16, 2012 -- Morton Solutions is excited by the recent developments that pupils will be receiving more benefits for their education. Up to half a million more children from disadvantaged backgrounds are to benefit from the pupil premium, the government is set to announce. The premium of £488 per child goes to schools on top of their main funding. The Managing Director of Morton Solutions says, 'this is an amazing step forward to increasing the level of education and closing the social gap between students.'
Morton Solutions understand the importance of achieving a good education to prepare you for your future. At present it only applies to children currently receiving free school meals, but in future anyone who has been registered for free meals in the past six years will be eligible. The children's minister said it would help schools tackle inequality. The government said it was widening availability because research showed that children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career had consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. Thousands of children will finally be getting the extra support they need to succeed. 'As children can't speak for them-selves and need guidance to help them achieve their goals,' continues the MD of Morton Solutions.
Children's Minister Sarah Teather said: "In a fair society, it's the government's responsibility to close the gulf in achievement, where the poorest children are less likely to leave school with five good GCSEs than their less-deprived classmates. The pupil premium will help schools tackle the inequalities that have been a part of our state system for far too long. Thousands of children will finally be getting the extra support they need to succeed.
Total funding for the scheme in 2011-12 is £625m and is due to rise to £2.5bn a year by 2014-15.The idea, which follows a review of existing teaching standards by Sally Coates, principal of Burlington Danes Academy in London, includes scrapping the current system for assessing experienced teachers. Mr Gibb said: "The proposal has the potential to bring much greater simplicity and clarity to what is at present a complex and highly bureaucratic system of standards. Morton Solutions tributes their success to the high motivation they have to give back to the community. The Managing Director has big plans for 2012 saying, 'our motivation to expand is gaining momentum with the success we have achieved in 2011 and nothing can stop us from providing a phenomenal service to our clients and to continue to cater to their outsource sales and marketing needs.'