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Attainment report

“Steady improvement” in literacy and numeracy levels among Dundee senior secondary pupils is to be reported to councillors on Monday. 

The annual analysis of the leavers' data shows efforts that are ongoing to close the attainment gap and improve opportunities for looked after children. 

The children and families service committee will consider the latest data on Monday (March 27) based on those pupils who left secondary during school year 2015-16. 

Committee convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “There are a number of positives to take from this report on the long-term trends about both attainment and the destinations that young people go on to after they leave school. 

“But this analysis reinforces our commitment to work even harder for the pupils of this city so that even more of them can make the most of their time at school and go on to take up exciting opportunities. 

“We are now engaged in a drive to close the attainment gap and this is providing us with new ways of supporting and encouraging children who face extremely challenging circumstances. 

“This evaluation data enables us to see exactly where we need to focus efforts and also underlines what is already having an effect on the education of young people. 

“I know that our schools and teachers are determined to make a difference to the lives of young people, and to help prepare them for life after school.”



Press Release Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017