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‘Crumbs on table’ claim

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By Fiona Reid
'Crumbs on table' claim

DISAPPOINTMENT has been expressed that most of the region's schools have missed out on a slice of new funding.

Just one school locally, Kelloholm Primary, is to receive funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund, which aims to improve literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing among pupils.
This compares with over 300 schools in the rest of Scotland.
Dumfriesshire Labour MSP Elaine Murray says the figures show Dumfries and Galloway has been left with ‘the crumbs off the table’.
She said: “It’s disappointing to see that the Scottish Government aren’t as interested in tackling the attainment gap in Dumfries and Galloway as with the rest of Scotland. While this funding announcement will be welcome news for Kelloholm Primary, schools across the region are sitting wondering why they’ve been neglected.
“The Scottish Government had a real opportunity to invest in the lives of young people here in Dumfries and Galloway, but once again we’re being left with the crumbs off the table.”


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