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Improving Trends in Education

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December 2018

Education statistics published by the Scottish Government show improving trends for pupils in Clackmannanshire.

There are improvements in reading, writing, listening & talking and numeracy at all stages – Primaries 1,4, & 7 and S3.  These latest positive trends reflect the ongoing improvements which are being shown by our schools as part of Clackmannanshire’s Raising Attainment Challenge . The Council has invested additional funding from the Government’s Scottish Attainment Challenge in work to improve literacy and numeracy attainment, improve health and wellbeing and close the attainment gap between pupils from the most and least deprived areas.

This work has focused significant efforts by schools, staff and parents to improve outcomes for all Clackmannanshire’s young people, with a focus on improving learning and teaching, families and communities and leaderships.  As part of this, the work of internationally renowned Professor Sue Ellis from Strathclyde University is being used to improve reading levels across primary schools.

Among the figures published in the national statistics show following improvements in Clackmannanshire schools:

P1 Reading, up from 81% to 84%

P4 Listening & Talking up from 76% to 86%

P7 Writing up from 49% to 71%

S3 Numeracy up from 64% to 80%

Education Spokesperson Cllr Graham Lindsay said: “These very positive statistics reflect the real improvements we are seeing throughout our schools in Clackmannanshire, and are a result of all the hard work of our young people, their families and the staff supporting them.  We realise that we’re only part of the way through our journey to raising attainment, and everyone will be continuing to focus our efforts in the years ahead to make sure that these improving trends are sustained and further improved.”

The Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2017-18 statistics were published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician on 11 December.