The Scottish Attainment Challenge
The Scottish Attainment Challenge was launched to improve educational outcomes in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. Clackmannanshire is one of 7 local authorities chosen to receive a share of the £100m funding allocated to drive forward improvements, over 4 years and Menstrie is part of this wider drive to improve attainment.
What’s going on in Menstrie?
- Reviewed the reading programme to align with the University of Strathclyde’s three domain model of reading.
- Introduction of a new phonics programme (Read, Write, Inc).
- Relaunched school library with a large variety of new picture books and banded novels.
- Sumdog Premium subscription.
An information leaflet for parents can be downloaded here.
Pupil Equity Fund
In 20017/18, £120m of Pupil Equity Funding is being allocated directly to schools and targeted at closing the poverty related attainment gap.
Every council area is benefiting from Pupil Equity Funding and 95% of schools in Scotland have been allocated funding for pupils in P1-S3 known to be eligible for free school meals. This funding is to be spent at the discretion of Headteachers working in partnership with each other and their local authority.
Pupil Equity Funding is being provided as part of the £750m Attainment Scotland Fund which will be invested over the current Parliamentary term to tackle the poverty related attainment gap.
Menstrie Primary School was allocated £39,600 in the 2018/19 academic year. We have set out how we intend to use this fund. Click on the link below to read it.
For more information on the wider Attainment Challenge in Clackmannanshire, visit… http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/learning/attainmentchallenge/