Education Scotland Bill Response

thumbnail of EducationScotlandBill_UNISONScotlandEvidenceto SPEducationCttee_May2015UNISON welcomes the commitment to tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. There is clear evidence those children from low income households do significantly worse at school than those from better-off households and that this gap starts early and grows. There is also widespread agreement in Scotland that this gap is unacceptable. It not only harms the individuals who do not achieve their full potential but harms our whole society and economy. While UNISON has no real issues with the content of the Bill we are concerned that it contains no specific policies or funding focused on achieving that aim….

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