United Kingdom

Central Government cuts in funding to Haringey Council threaten the loss of 51 school improvement staff based at Haringey Professional Development Centre. These staff have helped to raise pupil achievement by providing:

• Training courses for newly qualified teachers;
• Quality CPD for serving teachers and school leaders;
• Initiatives that promote healthy schools ;
• Out of hours study support for needy pupils;
• Advice for young people on sex and relationships;
• Expertise in helping schools deal with bullying, drugs
and alcohol;
• Strategic and day to day support with ICT;
• Training for teachers who help children who are left
behind in reading;
• Projects which have set up French and Spanish
teaching in 95% of our primary schools;
• Projects which involve parents in their children’s
• Advice and support which improves schools and
prepares them for OFSTED inspections;
• Specialist subject support with Maths, English and
• Training for school staff in moderating assessments
• Support for SENCO’s and for school staff working with
pupils with specific difficulties such as Down Syndrome
and Dyslexia
• Advice for schools on raising the attainment of black
and minority ethnic children and those with English as
an Additional Language;
• Support for parents from ethnic minority communities;
• Help for schools to promote community languages;

Schools will be left without this support from April 2011 unless these cuts are stopped.

We the undersigned ask the Government to re-instate funding to Haringey Council so that it can continue to provide vital support to Haringey schools.

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The Stop Government Cuts to Haringey Schools petition to HM GOVERNMENT was written by Tony Brockman and is in the category Education at GoPetition.