The SNP Scottish Government has announced it will provide almost £2m to help raise educational attainment amongst children living in some of North Ayrshire’s most deprived communities.
The local area has been identified as having some of Scotland’s highest-concentrations of poverty amongst primary school pupils.
The announcement of new funding to help local pupils was welcomed by Cunninghame South MSP Margaret Burgess. “The SNP has a strong track record on education, but more always needs to be done to ensure that children in some of our most deprived communities are able to fulfil their full potential,” said the SNP MSP.
Mrs Burgess explained the purpose of the funding, “The local authority will be equipped with additional support to close the attainment gap and ensure that no child is left behind simply because of their economic background.
“A top-class education is one of the key tools to ensure that children from deprived backgrounds in North Ayrshire are able to meet their potential – and this new investment from the SNP in government will go some way to ensuring that we close the attainment gap and allow all local children to get the best possible start in life.”