Annex D – Abbreviations and key terms
Education Scotland, Attainment Advisor
Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence Level
Annual local authority plan
The plan which details local authority stretch aims is the current plan which the local authority uses to plan to improve the educational outcomes for children and young people affected by poverty.
Attainment Scotland Fund – the £1bn investment in the Scottish Attainment Challenge, which includes Strategic Equity Funding, Pupil Equity Funding and Care Experienced Children and Young People funding.
Additional Support Needs
Care Experienced Children and Young People
Free School Meals
Health and wellbeing
Support provided to local authorities and schools where there is a consistent barrier and no, or very limited, progress is being made to improving outcomes for children and young people affected by poverty.
National Improvement Framework
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Pupil Equity Funding
Regional Improvement Collaborative
Scottish Attainment Challenge
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Strategic Equity Funding
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
School Improvement Plan
Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers
Standards and Quality Report
Education Scotland, Senior Regional Advisor
Stretch aims for improvement purposes are specifically focussed on the improvement which a system needs to make in order to reach a goal eg closing the gap. Achieving the aims mean significant steps are made to achieving the goal.
Support provided to local authorities and schools with the most need.
This may be those with the highest levels of poverty or others depending on the data and contextual analysis.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Support which is available to all local authorities and schools
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