Rotherham learning project ends as funding runs out

By Gareth Dennison | 15/02/2011 0 comments

Rotherham learning project ends as funding runs out

A CHILDREN’S education programme has been cut after Government funding came to an end.

But Rotherham Borough Council will attempt to continue most aspects of the Community Learning Partnerships.

Thrybergh’s CLP involved 22 employees and teachers working in a cluster of eight schools across Thrybergh, Dalton and East Herringthorpe.

It was one of three projects officially launched as Education Action Zones more than a decade ago and funded by the Government’s Excellence in Cities initiative. The others were at Clifton and north west Rotherham.

The CLP offered additional support for its cluster of schools in areas like IT, performing arts and sport.

Dorothy Smith, the council’s senior schools director, said: “The EAZs have been successful over several years in supporting local schools and their pupils to raise attainment and aspirations.

“Unfortunately, the national funding for the project has now been withdrawn by the Government.

“However our local schools, governors and the council are committed to taking the good work forward through the new learning communities that are developing shared provision and new learning opportunities in the Thrybergh, north west Rotherham and Clifton areas.”

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