Report of the Director of Museum of London
The Board received a report of the Director of the Museum of London providing the quarterly update on the Schools Visits Fund.
A Member suggested connecting the Gardeners Livery Company with Culture Mile Learning to provide extra resource and opportunities for the School Visits Fund. The Board requested data on the uptake of the fund by CoLAT schools.
In response to a question from a Member, the Board was informed that the funds accrued during the Covid-19 pandemic had been repurposed to increase capacity now.
The Board discussed the requirement for at least 35% of pupils at the school applying for the fund to be eligible for pupil premium. A Member stated that a more nuanced approach to providing access to the scheme would ensure that disadvantaged children in school with more affluent peers could still receive the benefits of the fund. The Board was informed that Officers would explore options for allowing more pupil premium children to access the scheme.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.