More money for school headteachers

SNP MSP for the Angus South Constituency, Graeme Dey, has welcomed the more than half a billion pounds of secured funding for Scotland’s headteachers over the next four years, to help close the attainment gap.

Morag Kuc
Sunday, 17th April 2022, 7:00am
More money for school headteachers

Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) totalling £520 million will be distributed to schools in every council area to help headteachers put in place more support for children and young people.

PEF is allocated directly to schools, with 97% of schools in every council area benefitting.

Commenting, Mr Dey said: “The refreshed Scottish Attainment Challenge demonstrates the strength of this Scottish Government’s ambition where closing the poverty-related attainment gap is concerned – and goes hand-in-hand with its efforts to end child poverty itself.

“I am pleased that schools across Angus will continue to benefit from Pupil Equity Funding, and hope that the fact this is now confirmed for four years helps headteachers with their planning.

“Teachers are best-placed to direct this support, in collaboration with the council and Education Scotland, and the headteacher survey provided feedback that the Scottish Government’s approach is having the desired effect.”

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