CLARE ADAMSON MSP WELCOMES NEW INVESTMENT IN RAISING ATTAINMENT FOR DEPRIVED CHILDREN
SNP MSP Clare Adamson has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to raising attainment amongst children from deprived communities in local schools – as the Education Secretary announced new funding of £2,241,000 for North Lanarkshire through the Attainment Scotland Fund.
The fund is designed to drive forward improvements on educational outcomes in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities – and the first allocation of funding has been awarded to the local authority areas with the highest concentration of primary school aged pupils who live in deprived areas.
Commenting, Ms Adamson said:
“The SNP has a strong track record on education, but more always needs to be done to ensure that children in some of our most deprived communities are able to fulfil their full potential.
“That’s why this new Scottish Government investment is so welcome – ensuring local authorities across Scotland are equipped with additional support to close the attainment gap and ensure that no child in Scotland is left behind simply because of their economic background.
“A top-class education is one of the key tools to ensure that children from deprived backgrounds in North Lanarkshire are able to meet their potential – and this new investment from the SNP in government will go some way to ensuring that we close the attainment gap and allow all local children to get the best possible start in life.”
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