Some of the key findings from the SSLN 2013 were reported at last Thursday’s conference:
- In 2013 about 69% of P4 pupils and 66% of P7 pupils were working well or very well in numeracy at the relevant CfE level for their stage. This figure was lower for S2 pupils, with about 42% of pupils working well or very well at third level.
- Less than 1% of pupils at P4 pupils and 2% of P7 pupils were not yet working within their level. The figure was 35% at S2
- Pupils living in areas of least deprivation were more likely to be performing well or very well than pupils living in areas of most deprivation across all stages.
- This disparity was largest at S2, where the proportion of pupils performing well or very well from the least deprived areas was 28% higher than pupils from the most deprived areas.
Go to the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy page of the blog for the full report. Thoughts and comments? I would love to hear them!
Education Scotland have provided funding for further training and development in numeracy across all councils in Scotland based on these findings, and I am delighted to say that I have been nominated as the Numeracy Hub Champion for Highland Council. I will be working with Education Scotland and representatives from councils from all areas of the country over the next few months and hopefully supporting schools across the whole of Highland to address the challenges in numeracy identified by this report.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information.