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Educational Attainment Oral Question, 30/04/15 [S]

During General Question Time on 30 April 2015 Kenneth Gibson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what action it is taking to raise educational attainment in North Ayrshire.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied, ensuring that every child reaches their full potential, whatever their background, is at the heart of our ambition for education, which is why we launched the Scottish attainment challenge, backed up by the £100 million Scottish attainment fund. North Ayrshire is one of the seven local authority areas that have been identified as the first beneficiaries of the fund, which will allow for substantial financial support to put in place effective interventions.

North Ayrshire also benefits from the universal support that is provided to all authorities through a range of existing and new national programmes that are focused on raising attainment and reducing the equity gap. They include the raising attainment for all programme; attainment advisers in every authority; the read, write, count campaign and the £3 million access to education fund.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 30 April† 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 30 April 2015