Early Words Together helps parents support their young child’s literacy and language development.
What is the Strategic School Improvement Fund?
The £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) is intended to help build a school-led system, aiming to target resources at the schools most in need to improve school performance and pupil attainment.
The fund will support a broad range of school improvement activities that can include literacy interventions, programmes and CPD ranging from EYFS to GCSE. The fund will support sustainable activities until March 2020.
How to apply
Before applying for funding you will need to liaise with your sub-regional improvement board (SRIB). Once your priorities are agreed we can work with you to build a package of literacy support to achieve your goals.
There is no set amount of funding per application but the DfE expects applications to be in the range of £100,000 to upwards of £500,000.
Who can apply?
There is a range of eligibility criteria that the DfE has set out, focussing on need and attainment. The following bodies can apply:Multi-academy trusts
Teaching school alliances
What is the focus?
Applications are encouraged that focus on:Improving literacy at EYFS
Widening vocabulary and a love of reading at Key Stage 2
Increasing progress and attainment for disadvantaged pupils
To find out more about how we can help, call 020 7587 3061 or complete our expression of interest form and we will get in touch with more information.