The funding presents a valuable opportunity to implement new measures to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds across Scotland.
Many schools in Scotland have started to tackle the challenge of getting the most from the Pupil Equity Funding. The funding presents a valuable opportunity to implement new measures to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds across Scotland. At the same time, it also presents a challenge in making sure that it’s spent in the most effective way for your school.
The focus is bridging the attainment gap in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing:
Early intervention and prevention
Giving children the best possible start in their learning journey includes developing essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Children’s development in these early stages can help to build strong foundations for their future, so it’s important to provide varied resources that enthuse and engage them in learning from a young age.
Social and emotional wellbeing
Supportive environments where children feel included and are able to express themselves are really important for their health and wellbeing. There are lots of activities and strategies that can be easily incorporated into the classroom to promote positive behaviours and attitudes in a space where children from all backgrounds feel secure.
Promoting healthy lifestyles
Healthy eating and exercise are hugely important factors in the overall wellbeing of children. Incorporating fun and engaging activities that nurture positive attitudes to food and nutrition can help educate and spark the interest of children from a young age.
Targeted approaches to literacy and numeracy
Developing skills in literacy and numeracy is fundamental for further learning and achievement whilst at school, and employment opportunities later in life. To help close the attainment gap and aid teaching in these areas, relevant and up to date resources should be provided.
Promoting a high quality learning experience
Digital technologies provide a wealth of opportunities to enhance learning which is inclusive and exciting for children of all abilities. By investing in the best products, schools can teach essential skills in computing, enabling every child to reach their full potential.
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