Purposes for or in Connection with which Standards Fund Grants are Payable
Regulations 2, 5 and 11
Support for maintained schools by—
(a) measures to improve the effectiveness of teachers and classroom assistants;
(b) measures to improve the quality of school governance, management and strategic planning;
(c) other measures (including the provision of books, information technology and other equipment) to support the effective implementation of the basic curriculum; and
(d) the establishment or development of arrangements to increase the availability and use of comparative data and to encourage benchmarking (that is to say the comparison of performance in various matters between similar institutions or groups of institutions) and target setting in schools.
(a) Support for the assessment and training of persons undertaking the National Professional Qualification for Headship; and
(b) support for the training of serving headteachers undertaking the national training programme for serving headteachers.
Support for the introduction of a structured induction year for newly-qualified teachers, consisting of a combination of guided support and assessment.
Support for the training and development of staff providing nursery education when the education provided is included in an education authority's early years development plan.
Measures to reduce the number of pupils in maintained schools in infant classes which have over 30 pupils, through the employment of additional teachers and the provision of additional transport.
(a) Support and training for teachers in maintained schools to carry out the assessment of children in accordance with a baseline assessment scheme accredited in accordance with section 16 of the Education Act 1997 and the provision of additional staff to assist such schools for the period during which teachers are carrying out such assessment;
(b) the verification of standard task assessments in maintained schools in accordance with article 6 of the 1995 Order;
(c) support for arrangements in maintained schools for assessing pupils in relation to National Curriculum attainment targets under Part V of the 1996 Act including the provision of additional staff to assist such schools for the period during which teachers are administering and marking standard task assessments in accordance with the requirements of the 1995 Order;
(d) the further training of teachers employed in maintained schools in assessing pupils at key stage 2 in the core subjects; and
(e) support for arrangements in maintained schools to support the effective use of end of key stage 1, 2 and 3 results in the core subjects in primary and secondary schools.
(a) Support for the employment of consultants to provide training in maintained primary schools to improve the teaching of literacy and numeracy;
(b) support for the training of teachers of literacy in maintained primary schools; and
(c) the provision of books, information technology and other equipment for use in maintained primary schools in connection with the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
Measures to improve the teaching of literacy in maintained schools at key stage 3, including support for the training of teachers of literacy and the provision of books, information technology and other equipment for use in connection with the teaching of literacy.
Support for the setting up and running of summer literacy schools.
The improvement of literacy skills of parents and children through family literacy programmes for
(a) families with children aged 3 to 6, 8 to 9 or 11 to 12 years; or
(b) families from linguistic minorities.
Support in establishing and maintaining study support centres within, or near, the premises of Premier League and First Division Football Clubs.
(a) Training for governors, headteachers, teachers and special needs assistants in maintained schools and non-maintained special schools and for teachers and special needs assistants employed in education authority support services who have responsibility for children with special educational needs; and
(b) the encouragement of partnerships between parents, education authorities, schools and voluntary bodies in order to secure a better education for children with special educational needs through the use of materials, information technology and additional staff time, including additional staff time required to strengthen an education authority's input to annual review meetings.
Support and training for teachers and for curriculum planning—
(a) for the effective introduction in maintained schools of vocational courses leading to General National Vocational Qualifications;
(b) for the effective introduction of courses leading to GCE A level and AS examinations (that is to say General Certificate of Education advanced level and advanced subsidiary examinations);
(c) for the effective introduction of post–16 key skills qualifications, or units thereof, in maintained schools; and
(d) in preparation for any other changes to the organisation, teaching and assessment of the post–16 curriculum in maintained schools.
Support for high quality work related learning projects with the intention of raising levels of attainment and motivation of 14 to 16 year olds in maintained secondary schools.
(a) Action to improve rates of attendance in schools; and
(b) action to improve provision for pupils whose behaviour poses difficulties for schools.
(a) Training for teachers and youth and community workers with responsibility for providing education relating to the misuse of drugs; and
(b) other measures (including initiatives to promote inter-agency working) to assist teachers and youth and community workers in providing education about the misuse of drugs.
The training of youth and community workers.
Measures, including training, to improve the security of the premises of maintained schools and the personal safety of persons working at the school and pupils.
(a) Support, equipment and training for the teaching of
(i) mathematics, science and technology in specialist schools specialising in those subjects;
(ii) modern foreign languages in specialist schools specialising in those subjects;
(iii) the fine arts and performing arts in specialist schools specialising in those subjects; and
(iv) sport in specialist schools specialising in that subject; and
(b) the improvement or alteration of the premises of specialist schools, other than a significant enlargement of such premises which has been approved by the Secretary of State under section 37 or 43 of the 1996 Act, or which the education authority has determined should be implemented under section 38 of that Act.
The provision of courses for the training of classroom assistants as specialist teacher assistants to provide assistance and support for qualified teachers in teaching subjects including reading, writing and mathematics to primary school pupils in maintained schools.
Enabling maintained schools to secure effective use of the networked educational services made available through the National Grid for Learning by the replacement of obsolete equipment, the provision of suitable internal and external networking facilities, quality software and on-line services, and associated training in basic information communications technology use.
(a) The improvement or alteration of the premises of maintained schools other than—
(i) specialist schools in circumstances where the conditions specified in regulation 2(2) are fulfilled; or
(ii) a significant enlargement of such premises which has been approved by the Secretary of State under section 37 or 43 of the 1996 Act, or which the education authority has determined should be implemented under section 38 of that Act;
(b) the improvement or alteration of other buildings used for educational purposes other than as a specialist school in circumstances where the conditions specified in regulation 2(2) are fulfilled; and
(c) the provision of equipment (including information technology) for educational purposes.
Support for projects providing out of school hours learning activities, including motivational, creative and sporting activities and homework and study clubs.
Support for the provision of education, daycare, family education, training and development of staff and related services by early excellence centres.
Specified date: 1 April 1998: see reg 1(1).