Funding is allocated to two Moorlands schools to pay for extra infants teachers

TWO village schools in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to get extra funding to help them cope with growing numbers of pupils and pressures on classroom space.
Rushton CE Primary School, Rushton Spencer and St Leonard’s CE First School, Ipstones are to get a share of £375,000 allocated by Staffordshire County Council.
The money will be shared byfive primary schools across the county to meet the cost of employing additional infants teachers.
St Leonard’s was faced with making changes after being rated as ‘requiring improvement’ following an inspection.
The school switched from mixed age groups to separate age groups and hired a part-time teacher to free up the head’s time for management duties.
St Leonard’s had warned the county that because of a “very limited budget” there was concern it would be unable to maintain the teaching staff who had since improved pupils’ progress.