Under the second phase of the government’s behaviour
improvement programme 27 more local education authorities are to
receive £1.4m each this financial year to improve
pupils’ behaviour and attendance at school.
Last year 34 LEAs with the highest levels of crime and truancy
shared £50m to target selected schools. By 2005 a total of
£342m will have been spent on the programme.
Participating LEAs and schools have committed themselves to
improving standards of behaviour overall, reducing truancy,
reducing exclusions, and making sure there is a key worker for
every child at risk of exclusion.
They must also ensure that full-time, supervised education is
provided for all excluded pupils.