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Educational Attainment Debate, 17/02/15 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 17 February 2015 on Educational Attainment. The debate was opened by Angela Constance (SNP).

At decision time the following amended motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament notes that school education in Scotland has improved in recent years, with record exam results and a record number of school leavers in work, education or training; recognises that the curriculum for excellence is delivering improved outcomes, using evidence-based approaches to raise attainment including a focus on strong leadership, high quality learning and teaching, literacy, numeracy and parental engagement; further recognises that more can be done to address the attainment gap; commends the establishment of the Scottish Attainment Challenge, backed by the £100 million Attainment Scotland Fund, to build on the work already underway to drive forward improvements in educational outcomes in Scotlandís most deprived communities and help tackle inequality; welcomes that providing Attainment Advisors for every local authority and the introduction of the Read, Write, Count literacy and numeracy campaign will also help educational outcomes, and believes that education is both key to the future of Scotlandís children and an investment in the future of Scotlandís economic health.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 17 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 17 February 2015