Date lodged: 10 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how the Pupil Equity Fund can be used to assist pupils with dyslexia.
Answered by: John Swinney 21 November 2017
Headteachers are expected to work in partnership with each other, and their local authority, to agree the use of their Pupil Equity Funding. They must take account of the statutory responsibilities of the authority to deliver educational improvement, secure best value and meet the additional support needs of children and young people. In this context, Headteachers must consider the additional steps that will be required to close the educational attainment gap for pupils in their schools affected by poverty and who have additional support needs such as dyslexia.