This is a MUST WATCH video of IFERI committee members giving evidence in Scotland - but relevant internationally

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Re: This is a MUST WATCH video of IFERI committee members giving evidence in Scotland - but relevant internationally

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:29 pm

Nicola Sturgeon urged to apologise over analysis showing attainment gap widening in dozens of schools


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... g_share_tw

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to apologise for putting a second independence referendum before Scottish education after research showed declining performance for the poorest children in almost half of secondaries.

The Scottish Tories published an analysis of official figures showing that 48 per cent of the least affluent pupils fared worse in the 2017/18 academic year, compared to the previous 12 months.

The drop in 105 of the 216 secondary schools surveyed coincided with SNP ministers starting to hand additional funding to headteachers to close the 'attainment gap' between rich and poor.

Damningly, the research disclosed that the gap continued to widen at more than 70 secondaries, around a...


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