Focus for 2017-2019
- Raising educational standards for all ages.
- Meeting demand created by rising pupil numbers.
- Modernising and creating efficiencies that mean money is spent where it is most needed.
Savings & New Revenue
In 2015 and 2016 the Education Department will have made total savings of £3.8 million. The department is now committed to making a further £3.9 million of recurring savings between 2017 and 2019 by:
- Increased partnership working with the commercial, voluntary and community sectors and States departments
- Using Lean techniques to streamline services
- Making the most of technology to increase efficiency
- Reducing subsidies to fee-paying schools
- Introducing means-testing for fee pre-school education
In addition to the £4.8 million of additional funding in 2016, to support our key areas of focus we will be allocating a further £5.7 million of growth between 2017 and 2019 for:
- Early years services
- Investing in non-fee paying schools
- Supporting children from lower income families
- On-going support for apprenticeships
- Enabling more students to attend university through grants
- Increasing levels of staffing where required