Council welcomes schools funding from government

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Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed the allocation in 2018/19 of £1.4 million to schools in the area through the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equity Fund (PEF).

The fund aims to improve the educational outcomes of children affected by poverty.

The council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “We wholeheartedly welcome the allocation of this latest tranche of PEF funding to schools in Argyll and Bute, and as an authority we look forward to working together with both individual schools and the Scottish Government when determining how best it can be used to produce the outcomes for young people that we all want to see.

“We are expecting to see positive, measured outcomes that will make a real difference to the lives of pupils as a result of this extra funding.

“It is important that the life chances of all children and young people in Argyll and Bute are equal.”