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S5W-17516: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 27 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the Ministerial Statement on Scotland's Education Reforms on 26 June 2018, whether it will provide details of the £46 million of investment.

Answered by: John Swinney 6 July 2018

We are working with key partners in local government, Education Scotland and the teaching profession on the precise detail of the distribution of this funding, to ensure that these measures, and our other education reforms, progress with pace and deliver continued improvements for our children and young people.

  • Up to £10 million over the next academic year through Regional Improvement Collaboratives and Education Scotland, to enhance regional capacity for improvement and to support regional activities which help schools to close the poverty-related attainment gap and address rural deprivation;
  • Over £32 million over three years from the Scottish Attainment Challenge to target and support the specific needs of looked after children; and
  • Up to £4 million of funding over three years for high quality professional learning for serving and aspiring headteachers.

As set out in my statement to the Scottish Parliament on 26 June 2018, the £46 million of investment is comprised of: