Worrying 'gap' in Scottish education

Monday 12th January 2015 07:36 EST

Latest statistics have shown that pupils who come from a disadvantaged background in Scotland are performing worse than those from privileged ones. The most worrying evidence came in the area of numeracy skills which has been an ongoing national concern across the UK: 28% of children from poorer families performed well in mathematics compared to the 56% from advantaged backgrounds.

Scottish Education Secretary Angela Constance assured that "We have committed to looking at this issue over the course of 2015. We are determined to hold the Scottish government and other bodies to account for their performance on an issue of fundamental importance to pupils and parents across the country."

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