Select Committee on Education and Skills Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary memorandum from Mrs Sandra Oliver, Education Officer, Birmingham Partnership for Change (EB14)

  I would like to give additional information as follows:

  At the end of the evidence giving session, I raised the issue of the monitoring of EMAG funding with the Chairman of the Committee. I asked that this matter be taken forward. My concerns are that although EMAG funding has been allocated to support ethnic minority pupils including African Caribbean pupils, the monitoring of this funding is not rigorous enough in terms of accountability of schools around how they spend the money and whether it is really raising the achievement of African Caribbean pupils in schools. Please take this issue up with the Government.

Mrs Sandra Oliver

October 2002


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