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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund in each year since it was established; and what estimate he has made of the level of funding from the public purse to that Fund in each of the next three financial years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of funding for the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund has been spent in each year since the fund was established.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding each (a) project, (b) organisation and (c) initiative received from the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund; and in what year that funding was allocated.
We are committed to supporting areas that are facing the greatest challenges, wherever they exist. As part of the 2016 Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy, the government committed £70 million to support educational improvement in the north, up to the end of March 2020. Since that announcement, the government has spent or committed significantly more than £70 million to support educational improvement in the north. This spend includes a range of policies, some of which are additional for and only happening in the north, some of which are additional spend on existing policies in the north, and some of which represent the northern element of some key national funds. The attached table breaks this down by project and financial year.
As well as the investment set out in the table, there will also be investment in the north through the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF). TLIF providers have reported as at 30 April 2018 that approximately 130 schools and 2,250 teachers and leaders have been recruited across the north of England and will benefit from the bespoke continuing professional development programmes being delivered. Therefore as at 30 April 2018, DfE has allocated over £3.1 million of TLIF funding over the three financial years (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20) to support schools across the north of England. We expect further investment in the north through the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
The following providers, funded via the first procurement round of the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, cover schools in the north: