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The Scottish Attainment Challenge

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 these improvements, over 4 years.

Aims for the Attainment Challenge in Clackmannanshire

The Attainment Challenge in Clackmannanshire will focus on improving literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in our primary schools and will have firm foundations within Curriculum for Excellence.

Our aims are

  • Raise attainment for all children to enable them to make excellent progress in their learning and develop the skills and ambitions to improve their life chances.
  • Close the gap between children and young people living in the most and least deprived areas

How will it affect children in Clackmannanshire?

Through the work of the Attainment Challenge in Clackmannanshire, nursery and primary school pupils will be part of an authority-wide journey towards improving outcomes for children in three key areas:

Literacy and numeracy rich learning

Within each school and across Clackmannanshire there will be an increased focus on literacy and numeracy.

Our aim is that all children are appropriately supported in order to reach their full potential. In 2015 our priority will be improvements in reading.

Flourishing communities

We understand that raising attainment is about the bigger picture. We aim to promote and celebrate a strong nurturing ethos for all children, families, schools and communities across Clackmannanshire. For example, in 2015, there will be increased access to parenting classes across the authority.

Enabled leadership

We aim to create a culture of strong collaborative leadership in all Clackmannanshire schools to raise attainment, reduce inequity and ensure continuous school improvement.

We want to ensure all Clackmannanshire children have the best chance to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities to prepare them for learning, life and work. They will be encouraged to flourish as an individual and celebrate their successes and achievements. Our commitment is to make steps towards positive educational outcomes for all children in Clackmannanshire.

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For Further Information Contact

Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
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