Providers in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country will be given an extra £500 per learner for post-16 maths teaching, in a pilot announced today by the ESFA. It will test three different approaches to using the funding, to assess which is most effective at improving results for learners with the lowest prior attainment in maths. The ESFA will contact all eligible institutions to ask if they would like to be included in the pilot. The deadline to opt in is May 25. Looking at geographic eligibility it would appear that Hastings, Lewes, Arun, Worthing and Crawley are the Sussex areas in scope of the project.