Moray schools are to benefit from an additional £1.2 million pounds of funding as part of the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equity Fund. This money is distributed to schools based on those young people in P1 to S3 entitled to free school meals. The money is to be used to focus on closing the equity-related attainment gap and Head Teachers will have autonomy over how to use this money to achieve that.
However, the Scottish Government states that the funding should be very clearly focussed on improving educational outcomes for young people. Almost all schools in Moray will benefit with schools receiving between £1,200 and £111,000 dependent on the level of free school meal entitlement. Head Teachers are encouraged to work in partnership together in clusters, and also with wider partners within and outwith the Council to ensure the funding is used to best effect.