Attainment Gap Narrowing

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The attainment gap between pupils from the most and least deprived areas of Dundee is narrowing, new statistics have confirmed.

Dundee City Council’s  children and families service committee will consider two reports on Monday (May 14) which also outline an improvement in general attainment and show that many more young people have gone on to positive destinations after they leave school.

Members of the committee will hear that the attainment gap in literacy and numeracy has reduced over a five year period at both SCQF levels 4 and 5.

Children and families convener Councillor Gregor Murray said: “I am delighted at this confirmation that the hard work that has been ongoing across our schools for several years  is really making an impact.

“We have been able to target considerable resources from the Scottish Government into a range of imaginative and innovative projects which are really making a difference to the lives of young people.

“All of our young people deserve to succeed and we need to continue our focus on how we can continue to remove barriers to learning and attainment.”

Councillor Murray added: “I am determined that even more pupils can go on to positive destinations in the years ahead.

“There is a real commitment from our teachers and school staff to ensure better outcomes for all our pupils.

“This is a long term effort which represents a significant investment in the future of Dundee.”

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