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A week in primary: 28 July 2017

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More than £45 million will be provided to schools in the coming academic year to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, education secretary John Swinney (pictured) has announced. The money – which will go to the nine attainment challenge authorities and an additional 72 schools based in 12 authorities – marks the third year of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The Greens said it was not enough to reverse “the decade of cuts to teachers, support staff and resources”.

Scottish pupils rank among the poorest in the UK when it comes to improvements in reading, new research shows. Pupils in ...

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