DD1173 English: The Key to Integration in London

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1173
Date signed: 
09 July 2014
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

The English: The Key to Integration in London programme was approved by IPB on 11 September 2013 and by MD1264 on 26 September 2013. It is funded by £0.5m GLA funding through the Mayor’s London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) and £1.5m from the European Integration Fund (EIF), which is administered by the Home Office. The LSEF was approved by MD1132.

English: The Key to Integration in London aims to develop the capacity of schools in London to increase the levels of literacy of non-EU pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and to evaluate the impact of increasing non-EU national mothers’ level of English and involvement in the school on their children’s sense of well-being and academic performance. In so doing, it also supports the integration of newly arrived non-EU third country nationals with English as an Additional Language.

This DD seeks approval for the allocation of funding of up to a maximum of £1,631,038 to individual projects to deliver the English: The Key to Integration in London programme, and the allocation of £80,000 for the evaluation of the programmes’ impact of increasing non-EU national mothers’ level of English and involvement in the school on their children’s sense of well-being and academic performance. The authority for this decision was delegated to the Executive Director of Communities and Intelligence by MD1264.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice