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Scottish Attainment Challenge

The Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC) is about achieving equity in Education.with a particular focus on closing the poverty-related attainment gap. 

The Scottish Attainment Challenge provides additional targeted funding for local authorities and schools. 

We have been a SAC funded school since 2016.

From 2016 – 2019 – we used our funding to provide additional staffing for the following 5 interventions:-

  1. Literacy Co-ordinator

  2. Numeracy Co-ordinator

  3. Health and Well being Co-ordinator

  4. Nurture Co-ordinator

  5. Family Engagement Worker

The SAC funding from 16-19 enabled us to make improvements in our school attainment.

Improved Literacy and Numeracy levels at 3rd/4th level in the Broad General Education

Improved Literacy and Numeracy levels at level 4 and level 5 in the Senior Phase

Improved Pupil support services

  • Daily nurture in the WHECWams room for a group of targeted S1 pupils

  • Bronze level achieved in Rights Respecting Schools

  • Reduced school exclusions (reducing from 28 exclusions in 17/18 to 26 exclusions in 18/19)

  • Universal/Focused/Targeted provision for all pupils

  • Introduction of a trauma informed therapeutic space called ‘The Hub’

Improved family engagement

  • Parents have been engaging in outdoor learning activities in partnership with Bridge 8 outdoor hub during summer holidays. Child and adult participants reported positive experiences and increased confidence.

  • Parent and carer coffee mornings promoting CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative) have been attended by parents. The impact of this is that families are starting to engage with the school in new and exciting ways that have not been seen before.

  • Understanding the Curriculum’ events were attended by parents/carers from S3-S6 in 18/19 and were well received by all attending parents.

  • 56% of pupils and families of a targeted Maths class attended an after school numeracy club to provide extra support and build confidence in Numeracy.

  • 92% of the 2018/19 S4 cohort achieved a 5 @ 3 benchmark, assisted by the Targeted Attainment Group (TAG) provision which was supported by the Family Engagement worker.  

SAC interventions for 19/20 included :-

  1. Mental Health Worker – Place to Be

  2. Targeted Attainment Group (TAG) Co-ordinator

  3. Home link worker

If you have any questions regarding the Scottish Attainment Challenge please contact Mrs Heritage (Senior Development Officer/ S5 Year Head) or Mr Young (Headteacher).

Breakfast Club
Financial Support
Moving On
Pupil Equity Fund
Scottish Attainment Challenge
Further Reading
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