Scottish head teachers spend £132m to help close attainment gap

According to Scotsman, pupil equity funding (PEF) is paid directly to school heads from the Scottish Government to help boost learning among disadvantaged pupils.

During the 2018-19 academic year, teachers spent 78 per cent of the total available, with the remaining cash being carried forward into next year.

Head teachers will now have more than £37m extra to spend in the next academic year, 22 per cent of the total allocation.

Education secretary John Swinney welcomed the news, saying “every child deserves to grow up knowing there are no limits to what they can achieve”.

Mr Swinney also claimed the increase in spending of the available money shows it is working.

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