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Attainment Advisors Written Answer, 24/02/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to IainGray's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many attainment advisers are in place and in which local authorities; when any outstanding positions will be filled, and whether each local authority will have one before May 2016.

The Cabinet Secreatry for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied, that the Scottish Government are committed to ensuring that all local authorities have access to an attainment advisor. We are planning to appoint 12 attainment advisors in the first instance and will keep this under review. The attainment advisors will work collaboratively across groupings of local authorities. Working across local authority boundaries is a key part of the role, encouraging sharing of best practice on a broader scale.
Education Scotland will work closely with the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) to develop detailed plans for appointing and deploying the attainment advisors. Recruitment will begin shortly in collaboration with ADES and we are planning to have attainment advisors in place before May 2016.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 24 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 24 February 2015