From Education Business yesterday:
‘Three-quarters of school heads believe the attainment gap has started to close and almost all expect progress in the next five years as a result of national attainment funding, new research has shown. An evaluation has been published on the first two years of the Attainment Scotland Fund, when £52 million was targeted at schools in the most deprived areas.’
The survey also found that 78% of head teachers have already observed improvements in the first year of the extra funding for schools while 97% expect to see further improvements in the next five years.
It’s worth noting that attainment gaps were already smaller in Scotland than in rUK after the first 10 years of SNP government: