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A new cross-party group of elected member and senior education staff met for the first time this week.
The Towards Excellence and Equity Group (TEEG) has been convened in order to support and review the progress and impact of the Scottish Attainment Challenge and Pupil Equity Funding. The group met for the first time on Wednesday 13th June.
The terms of reference have been agreed and bi-monthly meetings, to held in schools, have been arranged for next session.
Anne Pearson, Chief Education Officer stated: "This is a positive step forward and illustrates Clackmannanshire's intent to make a difference for our children."
Councillor Graham Lindsay, who chairs the group, stated: “I was delighted to kick-off the first cross-party ‘Towards Excellence and Equity Group’ this week. The group creates a meaningful working relationship between the three political parties and senior officers as we strive to create the best positive environment for our young people across Clackmannanshire. We are grateful to the Scottish Government for the significant investment into Clackmannanshire, through the Scottish Attainment Challenge and Pupil Equity Funding, and are keen to ensure this investment is delivering positive outcomes for all our children.”