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Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey report 2019

This report presents findings from a recent survey of headteachers of schools in receipt of support from the Attainment Scotland Fund (ASF). This is the fourth survey of headteachers, previous surveys having been conducted in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Footnotes

1. At the start of the 2018/19 financial year, 74 schools were in receipt of Schools' Programme funding. During the course of the financial year one school closed and, therefore, did not have a full year's spend. At the end of the financial year there were 73 schools in receipt of Schools' Programme funding, resulting in 73 schools in receipt of funding for the remainder of the 2018/19 financial year.

2. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey 2018 www.gov.scot/publications/evaluation-attainment-scotland-fund-headteacher-survey-2018

3. Urban/rural classification of schools was adapted from the 6-fold classification published by the Scottish Government, based on the location of the school building.

4. 'Lower', 'middle' and 'higher' ranges of PEF allocation are based, respectively, on the lower 25% of schools, middle 50% of schools, and upper 25% of schools in terms of PEF allocation in 2018/19.

5. Purposive sampling refers to selection of a sample based on characteristics of the population and objectives of the study. In this case, participants were selected based on aspects of their experience of ASF support.

6. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

7. 'Lower', 'middle' and 'higher' ranges of PEF allocation are based, respectively, on the lower 25% of schools, middle 50% of schools, and upper 25% of schools in terms of PEF allocation in 2018/19.

8. Percentage results are based on those answering the question. Respondents can be assigned to multiple themes.

9. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

10. 'Lower', 'middle' and 'higher' ranges of PEF allocation are based, respectively, on the lower 25% of schools, middle 50% of schools, and upper 25% of schools in terms of PEF allocation in 2018/19.

11. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

12. Percentage results are based on those answering the question.

13. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

14. 'Lower', 'middle' and 'higher' ranges of PEF allocation are based, respectively, on the lower 25% of schools, middle 50% of schools, and upper 25% of schools in terms of PEF allocation in 2018/19.

15. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

16. Note that follow-up engagement findings are based on a small number of schools, and are intended to provide illustrative examples of schools' experiences across key survey themes.

17. Percentage results are based on those answering the question.

Contact

Email: joanna.shedden@gov.scot

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