Education Endowment Foundation:Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto


Earlier today the Liberal Democrats released their manifesto ahead of the General Election on 4 July 2024.

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Some of the key education policies outlined that would most impact teachers and socio-economically disadvantaged pupils include:

  • Extending the pupil premium out to 16 – 18 year olds and to young people in kinship care
  • Increasing the Early Years Pupil Premium to £1,000 a year
  • Introducing a Tutoring Guarantee’ for every disadvantaged pupil who needs extra support
  • Provide disadvantaged two-year-olds an extra five free hours of early years education a week, in a move towards universal, full-time entitlement for all two- to four-year-olds in the long term
  • Tackling the issue of teacher recruitment and retention by looking at a funded programme of professional development for teachers and a workforce strategy to ensure secondary school pupils are taught by specialist subject teachers
  • Extending the provision of extracurricular activities including free entitlement for disadvantaged pupils

Reacting to the manifesto, Professor Becky Francis CBE, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: