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£7.6 million extra for Glasgow Schools.

I am pleased to announce that an additional £7,665,677 in funding is now being given to schools across Glasgow as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. 

This challenge was launched in February 2015 to bring a grater sense of urgency and priority to the issue of ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed and that the attainment gap is closed. 

This challenge focuses on increasing levels of literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing for primary school pupils. This additional £7.6m is part of the programme to now extend funding to secondary schools.

The Scottish Government has committed to an overall provision of £750million for Scottish schools during the course of this Parliament to tackle the poverty related attainment gap.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said, "This announcement ensures local authorities and individual schools where the need is greatest have substantial additional fudning for the coming year to tailor their plans based on their own circumstances. 

"Improving the education and life chances of our children and young people is the defining mission of this government. 

"This work, along with the introduction of Pupil Equity Funding, forms the backbone of our focus to target resources where they are needed the msot whilst also empowering schools to ultimately improve the life chances of all of children and young people in Scotland."

 

I personally am absolutely delighted that schools in Glasgow are benefitting from this funding, which is targeted to improve the life chances of children and young people in Scotland.

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