It is understood that the Sure Start Unit is set to take over
responsibility for the extended schools programme.
The unit, headed by Naomi Eisenstadt, is already responsible for
children’s centres and out-of-school care as well as all
provision for pre-school children.
Another 46 full service extended schools have been announced by
the government, bringing the total of directly funded extended
schools to 102.
The money will mean the schools can offer child care, health and
social care, study support, lifelong learning, parent support,
computer and internet access for parents and sports and arts
The government wants all schools to have the opportunity to
become extended schools.
– A list of designated extended schools can be found at www.dfes.gov.uk/pns/pnattach/20040110/1.htm