Theresa May set to announce a new specialist maths school for EVERY town and extra funding to help boost standards

The Sun reports that kids are to get extra help to shine in maths – with a specialist school to be opened in every town.

Experts will be sent in to raise standards and help create a new generation of top-notch number-crunchers.

Heads will get extra funding to convert to specialist maths status as part of a drive to boost the skills of British pupils.

The move is part of a £170million revolution in technical education to be unveiled by the PM on Monday.

Theresa May will announce new funding to establish prestigious Institutes of Technology to deliver high-level training as a top-quality alternative to university.

But she will is keen to make sure youngsters leave school with a proper grasp of maths needed to take a technical course.

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  1. How about funding all existing schools properly before throwing money at new schools ‘in every town’ especially if there are already surplus places?
    And would these ‘technical’ centres be a revival of the old post war tri-partite system which promoted grammars for the bright, technical schools for the not-so-bright and secondary moderns for the dim?

  2. wasateacher

    My reaction on seeing this headline was “Oh, dear god, no.  What a disaster” – and I was a Maths teacher who might have been expected to approve, I assume.  If the Government stopped messing around with the curriculum and assessment, etc perhaps teachers can focus on raising standards in all subjects.

    Number crunching is only one small part of Mathematics and the fact that May is linking it to technology demonstrates how little she understands either the subject itself or the teaching of it.

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