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CLD Standards Council: Needed! Examples of practice for the Poverty and Attainment Inquiry
The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee is holding an Inquiry on “the impact of experiencing poverty on young people at school, including their attainment and their achievement”. The closing date for written responses to the inquiry was 22 March and you can see the CLD Standards Council’s response here.
The Committee is holding three evidence sessions as part of the inquiry, and the third of these on 9 May is to focus specifically on “people’s experience of services provided outside of school to support the attainment children and young people who experience poverty”, a welcome shift from the exclusive emphasis on schools that has characterised much of the debate on “education reform”. The CLD Standards Council is seeking the opportunity to give evidence to the Committee.
In their response, they’ve aimed to outline the key ways in which CLD practice impacts on attainment and achievement. To give real impact to evidence provided to the committee, they need to be able to add illustrations to the outline by highlighting relevant examples of practice and they would be very grateful if you can provide these to them.
This is an important opportunity to influence the thinking of MSPs on a key Holyrood committee and examples of the great work being done by CLD practitioners provide the key to making best use of it.
Please send your examples of practice to [email protected] with subject “Poverty and Attainment Inquiry” by the end of April.