Scottish school attainment funds announced by government

Scottish Ministers have announced funding plans for a governmental scheme in a proposal to raise attainment.

The Scottish government is set to launch additional funding to schools across the country in 2018. Ministers are planning to divide £120m between the institutions.

The list reveals that 2,513 primary, secondary and special schools will benefit from the scheme and it is predicted that over 100,000 pupils will reap the advantages.

Funding will be allocated according to how many children are entitled to free school meals throughout primary school and the first three years of secondary.

Dalmarnock Primary in Glasgow will receive £278,400 from the fund.

Speaking to the BBC its head teacher Nancy Clunie said the money would make a “huge difference” to children at the school.

She added, “We already do a lot of work with our partners to put on activities involving parents to improve the health and wellbeing of the whole family, as less stressed children make better learners.”

“For example, we have a weekly family meal and homework group and a summer club during the school holidays. The Pupil Equity Funding will enable us to expand these activities.”

With money being directly given to head teachers, it will be the responsibility of individual schools to spend funding on whatever they acknowledge will help to raise attainment.











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