Inquiry into Scottish ‘education gap’

The BBC is reporting that an inquiry is to look into whether enough is being done to cut the gap in educational attainment between Scotland’s poorest and richest pupils…

The Scottish Parliament’s cross-party education committee will hear the views of teachers, parents and others as part of its year-long investigation.

It came amid concerns that too many children from poorer families leave school early without qualifications.

Educational attainment is one of the Scottish government’s top priorities.

Recent figures suggested a large difference between the average attainment of pupils in the most and least deprived areas, with 28% of children from poorer families performing well in numeracy, compared with 56% of those from advantaged backgrounds…

The committee’s inquiry will include looking at:

  • How parents and guardians can work with schools to raise pupil performance
  • Whether the voluntary and private sectors can do more to boost the achievements of school pupils.

The committee plans to hold a separate inquiry into the attainment of pupils with physical disabilities…

More at: Inquiry into Scottish ‘education gap’


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  1. Cherie59789095

    SchoolsImprove And again the gap between students from different socio economic backgrounds is exposed! Again I say – a global trend.

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