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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)

...cause perspective and examined why a life-stages approach to outcome-based budgeting underpins the Attainment of a wellbeing economy. In light of NPF evidence that the wellbeing of children in Scotland is not improving fast enough, and in the...


Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the Attainment gap, Children in...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...and health & safety procedures, and our headteacher sharing the highlights of our pupils’ Attainment in the SQA exams – the results were good! As the head of the ASN Base in the school, I also focus on the achievements of our learners...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...childhood in the ‘90s. The work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty, improving Attainment, and reshaping childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. It sought better provision for additional support for learning...


Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...Framework and its ambition to widen recognition of achievement, close the poverty-related Attainment gap and place the needs and rights of every young person at the centre of education. Our rights-based response is informed by engagement...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the Attainment gap, breakfast provision must be both evidence-based and hunger-focussed, argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...shortage of additional support needs teachers. Alison Johnstone commented: “We can’t close the Attainment gap until we address the crisis in children’s mental health”. The event concluded with discussion about sustainable funding for...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...already been conducted on the impacts of learning and playing an instrument on young people’s Attainment and wider learning outcomes. But our emphasis will be on the wider holistic benefits of using music as much for wellbeing purposes as for...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Pandemic as portal: challenges and opportunities revealed by the exams debacle

...The results announced on 4 August seemed to hit the sweet spot, showing both a modest increase in Attainment at all levels (it has been falling for the past four years) and also a narrowing of the so-called ‘Attainment gap’ between the most...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and Attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which SHE Scotland aimed to deliver workshops and projects to support a target number of 2020 girls and...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate Attainment at school, criminal behaviour and substance abuse are not different problems; the root is the same and lies in the first 1000 days. A...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...people.” Education: questions over approach to inequality, ASN investment ‘vital’ “The Attainment challenge will continue with investment confirmed until 2022. Children in Scotland is yet to be convinced of the effectiveness of this...


Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year

... Browse our events From ACEs adversity and healing to raising Attainment, find a course for you Click to browse our events Strengthening the children's sector Visit our staff pages to...

CPD events Learning training

Before and beyond

... Before and beyond To eradicate the poverty-related Attainment gap, we need to do better at tackling inequalities beyond the classroom in children’s earliest years, writes Claire Telfer Ridding Scotland of the poverty-related...


A modest proposal

...or social services, of course: they just look tired, resigned and sad. But, as the poverty-related Attainment gap widens and mental health problems soar among children and young people, Scotland really must start taking early years...


25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

...wellbeing” recognises the significance of wellbeing in relation to educational achievement and Attainment. Children and young people need the resilience to cope with the challenges life throws at them, they also need to value the importance of...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...across Scotland every single day. This could be as a result of poor mental health, low educational Attainment, children at risk of being taken into care or issues around dependency. So often there is one recurring, and near universal, theme in the...


25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...Commissioner Scotland in 2015 titled How pupil participation in school supports achievement and Attainment concluded that rights-based experiences and a good education cannot be easily separated; they are intimately connected in the lives of...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

...confirm, by the time a child is eight years old, there is already a lag in their educational Attainment, compared to their peers, and this is a gap which only continues to widen as the child grows. We are therefore confronted by a...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Changes to Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

... Classroom of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Call for Evidence Response: Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing Poverty – March 2018

...We responded to the Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing...


Our history

...and with members, identifying as early priorities efforts to tackle child poverty,  improve Attainment, and reshape childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. Local heroes During this period the organisation benefited...


Cutting the cost of the school day

...£26 million from the Scottish Government between 2015-16 and 2022-23 to close the poverty related Attainment gap, with Braes High School receiving more than £369,000 from the Scottish Government Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) to support its...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New resources to support school attendance

...and carers to help support attendance as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools Teachers, families, parents and carers can now access a range...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

School leavers in positive destinations hits record high

...in positive destinations reaches record high Posted on 1 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools Latest figures published by Scottish...

Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools

Pupils adversely affected by CfE, study finds

...(CfE) has led to a "culture of perfomativity", due to continuous pressure on teachers to raise Attainment levels.  The study found that pupils now face a narrowed choice of subjects at assessment level, while performance and outcomes for...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform Scottish Schools

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...children and families in resignation speech Posted 15 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...We know what’s wrong, so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health We need a radical shift and...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Supporting working mothers

...There was a firm shake of the head. "This policy is nothing to do with working women. It's about Attainment. Career choices don't come in to it." I think my jaw hung open all the way home. Where did the Scottish Government think I was when I...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Education in Schools Fellowships now open

...that explore ways to help children enjoy good mental health, or that address the widening Attainment gap affecting disadvantaged pupils, especially in STEM subjects. These may include applications that seek innovative ways to better equip...

Education

Funding to help transform family support

...child and adolescent mental health, child poverty, drug and alcohol misuse and educational Attainment. It forms part of the Scottish Government’s Keeping the Promise implementation plan, responding to the report from the Independent Care...

care Care Review the Promise

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...participation in sports, body image and disordered eating. Other areas like poverty, educational Attainment, career destinations, mental health and others are all relevant to these gendered ideas and pressures too. It can be argued there has...

equality gender Inequality public health

Success Looks Different Award

...It aims to encourage schools to look beyond exam result and consider success in more than just Attainment levels. Created by the Inclusion Ambassadors, and managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire, the award supports the Scottish...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

...is central in helping to support wellbeing and mental health, positively impacting learners' Attainment across the curriculum, sparking critical thinking, creativity, empathy and resilience.” Christine Carlin, Director of Home-Start...

Early years Education Families reading

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated

...skills boost empathy, self-esteem, resilience and mental wellbeing improve school pupils’ Attainment across the curriculum. Researchers have also discovered that whether or not a young person enjoys reading is more important for their...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

... Magazine / Q&A with James McEnaney: Scottish schools and the Attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...2022 'Anxiety' named children's word of the year  Jan 18, 2022 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers

...criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

Education

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'

...doesn't recognise its value  Nov 26, 2021 Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding  Nov 24,...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy

...to watch the debate on Scottish Parliament TV. Related content Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24, 2021 Calls for government to prioritise children in Scottish Budget  Nov 16, 2021 Education...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

The value of childminding must be recognised

...the country at a national and local level to implement this important policy aimed at closing the Attainment gap, increasing parental choice and providing more flexible childcare. The intention is welcome, but the Scottish Childminding...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...I’m passionate about creating a world where we all get a fair start - the best way to close the Attainment gap and make sure every child or young person is as successful as they can possibly be is to ensure there is equality in the classroom -...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity

...plan misses the mark say teaching unions Posted 6 October, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment

...of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related Attainment gap Funding for councils to recruit 3,500 additional teachers and 500 classroom assistants Extension of free school meals to all primary...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...significantly more highly than others”. The Scottish Government’s own summary statistics on Attainment describe passes at SCQF level numbers ‘or better’, for example. I would love to witness a real shift in recognition of achievements,...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration

...we aspire to. Barriers relating to class sizes and the potential range of need in each class, the Attainment challenge sitting incompatibly alongside inclusive education, and a reduction in specialists who can provide additional input and advice...


Arts and minds

...in favour of other more traditional academic subjects. Is this something that the emphasis on Attainment in Scotland will improve or worsen? Sometimes arts subjects can be viewed as ‘soft’ qualifications – but what about the evidence...


Commissioned training: event management

...University Scotland do and the contribution they are making with partners to tackle the Attainment gap. Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (Feb 2019) Jointly hosted full-day seminar to provide an opportunity for leaders of...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...including the road to 2020 Workforce development and the workforce of tomorrow Education and Attainment Inclusion for all Health and wellbeing. Delegates learnt about and explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, and...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty

...from government and blame parents … but is there another way? Extending professional reach The Attainment Challenge has emphasised the importance of our education system in tackling disadvantage and enabling all of our children to realise...



No results found.


Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the Attainment gap, Children in...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...and health & safety procedures, and our headteacher sharing the highlights of our pupils’ Attainment in the SQA exams – the results were good! As the head of the ASN Base in the school, I also focus on the achievements of our learners...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...childhood in the ‘90s. The work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty, improving Attainment, and reshaping childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. It sought better provision for additional support for learning...


Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...Framework and its ambition to widen recognition of achievement, close the poverty-related Attainment gap and place the needs and rights of every young person at the centre of education. Our rights-based response is informed by engagement...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the Attainment gap, breakfast provision must be both evidence-based and hunger-focussed, argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...shortage of additional support needs teachers. Alison Johnstone commented: “We can’t close the Attainment gap until we address the crisis in children’s mental health”. The event concluded with discussion about sustainable funding for...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...already been conducted on the impacts of learning and playing an instrument on young people’s Attainment and wider learning outcomes. But our emphasis will be on the wider holistic benefits of using music as much for wellbeing purposes as for...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Pandemic as portal: challenges and opportunities revealed by the exams debacle

...The results announced on 4 August seemed to hit the sweet spot, showing both a modest increase in Attainment at all levels (it has been falling for the past four years) and also a narrowing of the so-called ‘Attainment gap’ between the most...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and Attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which SHE Scotland aimed to deliver workshops and projects to support a target number of 2020 girls and...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate Attainment at school, criminal behaviour and substance abuse are not different problems; the root is the same and lies in the first 1000 days. A...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...people.” Education: questions over approach to inequality, ASN investment ‘vital’ “The Attainment challenge will continue with investment confirmed until 2022. Children in Scotland is yet to be convinced of the effectiveness of this...


Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year

... Browse our events From ACEs adversity and healing to raising Attainment, find a course for you Click to browse our events Strengthening the children's sector Visit our staff pages to...

CPD events Learning training

Before and beyond

... Before and beyond To eradicate the poverty-related Attainment gap, we need to do better at tackling inequalities beyond the classroom in children’s earliest years, writes Claire Telfer Ridding Scotland of the poverty-related...


A modest proposal

...or social services, of course: they just look tired, resigned and sad. But, as the poverty-related Attainment gap widens and mental health problems soar among children and young people, Scotland really must start taking early years...


25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

...wellbeing” recognises the significance of wellbeing in relation to educational achievement and Attainment. Children and young people need the resilience to cope with the challenges life throws at them, they also need to value the importance of...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...across Scotland every single day. This could be as a result of poor mental health, low educational Attainment, children at risk of being taken into care or issues around dependency. So often there is one recurring, and near universal, theme in the...


25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...Commissioner Scotland in 2015 titled How pupil participation in school supports achievement and Attainment concluded that rights-based experiences and a good education cannot be easily separated; they are intimately connected in the lives of...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

...confirm, by the time a child is eight years old, there is already a lag in their educational Attainment, compared to their peers, and this is a gap which only continues to widen as the child grows. We are therefore confronted by a...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people


No results found.


No results found.


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Our history

...and with members, identifying as early priorities efforts to tackle child poverty,  improve Attainment, and reshape childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. Local heroes During this period the organisation benefited...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...including the road to 2020 Workforce development and the workforce of tomorrow Education and Attainment Inclusion for all Health and wellbeing. Delegates learnt about and explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, and...



No results found.


No results found.


Changes to Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

... Classroom of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Call for Evidence Response: Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing Poverty – March 2018
attachment

...We responded to the Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing...


Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...£26 million from the Scottish Government between 2015-16 and 2022-23 to close the poverty related Attainment gap, with Braes High School receiving more than £369,000 from the Scottish Government Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) to support its...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New resources to support school attendance
post

...and carers to help support attendance as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools Teachers, families, parents and carers can now access a range...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

School leavers in positive destinations hits record high
post

...in positive destinations reaches record high Posted on 1 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools Latest figures published by Scottish...

Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools

Pupils adversely affected by CfE, study finds
post

...(CfE) has led to a "culture of perfomativity", due to continuous pressure on teachers to raise Attainment levels.  The study found that pupils now face a narrowed choice of subjects at assessment level, while performance and outcomes for...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform Scottish Schools

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...children and families in resignation speech Posted 15 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...We know what’s wrong, so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health We need a radical shift and...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Supporting working mothers
post

...There was a firm shake of the head. "This policy is nothing to do with working women. It's about Attainment. Career choices don't come in to it." I think my jaw hung open all the way home. Where did the Scottish Government think I was when I...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Education in Schools Fellowships now open
post

...that explore ways to help children enjoy good mental health, or that address the widening Attainment gap affecting disadvantaged pupils, especially in STEM subjects. These may include applications that seek innovative ways to better equip...

Education

Funding to help transform family support
post

...child and adolescent mental health, child poverty, drug and alcohol misuse and educational Attainment. It forms part of the Scottish Government’s Keeping the Promise implementation plan, responding to the report from the Independent Care...

care Care Review the Promise

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
post

...participation in sports, body image and disordered eating. Other areas like poverty, educational Attainment, career destinations, mental health and others are all relevant to these gendered ideas and pressures too. It can be argued there has...

equality gender Inequality public health

Success Looks Different Award
post

...It aims to encourage schools to look beyond exam result and consider success in more than just Attainment levels. Created by the Inclusion Ambassadors, and managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire, the award supports the Scottish...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

...is central in helping to support wellbeing and mental health, positively impacting learners' Attainment across the curriculum, sparking critical thinking, creativity, empathy and resilience.” Christine Carlin, Director of Home-Start...

Early years Education Families reading

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
post

...skills boost empathy, self-esteem, resilience and mental wellbeing improve school pupils’ Attainment across the curriculum. Researchers have also discovered that whether or not a young person enjoys reading is more important for their...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
post

... Magazine / Q&A with James McEnaney: Scottish schools and the Attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

...2022 'Anxiety' named children's word of the year  Jan 18, 2022 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Standardised Testing policy fails pupils and teachers
post

...criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

Education

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'
post

...doesn't recognise its value  Nov 26, 2021 Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding  Nov 24,...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy
post

...to watch the debate on Scottish Parliament TV. Related content Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24, 2021 Calls for government to prioritise children in Scottish Budget  Nov 16, 2021 Education...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...the country at a national and local level to implement this important policy aimed at closing the Attainment gap, increasing parental choice and providing more flexible childcare. The intention is welcome, but the Scottish Childminding...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
post

...I’m passionate about creating a world where we all get a fair start - the best way to close the Attainment gap and make sure every child or young person is as successful as they can possibly be is to ensure there is equality in the classroom -...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity
post

...plan misses the mark say teaching unions Posted 6 October, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment
post

...of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related Attainment gap Funding for councils to recruit 3,500 additional teachers and 500 classroom assistants Extension of free school meals to all primary...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
post

...significantly more highly than others”. The Scottish Government’s own summary statistics on Attainment describe passes at SCQF level numbers ‘or better’, for example. I would love to witness a real shift in recognition of achievements,...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration
post

...we aspire to. Barriers relating to class sizes and the potential range of need in each class, the Attainment challenge sitting incompatibly alongside inclusive education, and a reduction in specialists who can provide additional input and advice...


Arts and minds
post

...in favour of other more traditional academic subjects. Is this something that the emphasis on Attainment in Scotland will improve or worsen? Sometimes arts subjects can be viewed as ‘soft’ qualifications – but what about the evidence...


Commissioned training: event management
post

...University Scotland do and the contribution they are making with partners to tackle the Attainment gap. Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (Feb 2019) Jointly hosted full-day seminar to provide an opportunity for leaders of...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
post

...from government and blame parents … but is there another way? Extending professional reach The Attainment Challenge has emphasised the importance of our education system in tackling disadvantage and enabling all of our children to realise...