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150 BEDS TEACHERS FACE REDUNDANCY BECAUSE OF S11 CUTS

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Special teaching programmes for ethnic minority children in Bedfordshire face collapse because of government spendi...
Special teaching programmes for ethnic minority children in Bedfordshire face collapse because of government spending cut-backs, Bedfordshire on Sunday reported.

A meeting of 150 teachers funded through Home Office section 11 grants has been organised by Bedfordshire Ethnic Minorities Teachers Association. A county council education committee meeting next week will discuss future employment prospects for some dozens of teachers and other staff funded through s11.

The committee will consider whether they are temporary or permanent staff, and whether the contracts under which they are working should be considered as new - an important job security issue.

Last year all s11 funded teachers - about 100 in Luton and 50 in Bedford - were issued with redundancy notices because of uncertainty caused by a 50% cut in Home Office funding, leaving a £500,000 cash shortage. The county council decided to fund this, but more cuts have renewed fears about the future of the programme.
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