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Empowering new teachers to close the attainment gap

New recruits’ efforts to break down barriers will be supported by a £600K project

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The new national standardised assessments in literacy and numeracy ran in schools for the first time last year. But are teachers equipped to interpret and understand the data they get from these tests and adjust their practice accordingly? How does the information they collect from their own class tests and observations impact on their lessons?

Improving new teachers’ use of data to drive up the attainment of disadvantaged children is one of the goals of a new £600,000 project being funded by the Scottish government through the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

The project, which is set to run ...

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