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SNP COUNCILLORS GET CONFIRMATION THAT PUPIL EQUITY FUNDING SPEND IS GOING WELL

16/04/2018  

Wednesday's meeting of Moray Council’s Audit and Scrutiny committee has allayed any fears that Moray's schools could lose out on substantial Scottish Government Funding that was raised in the press on Tuesday by Conservative Group Leader Cllr Tim Eagle.

It was reported that Moray's schools had to "use it or lose it" and that only 200 thousand pounds of the 1.27 million pounds allocated to Moray's Head Teachers had been spent.

Speaking after the meeting, opposition SNP Councillor Aaron McLean, who Chairs Moray Council’s Audit and Scrutiny committee commented:

"It was pleasing to hear from 2 separate officers that Moray's schools will not lose out on any funding and they confirmed that Head Teachers will be able to carry over any unspent money into the next academic year.

“They also confirmed that the amount of money spent from the Pupil Equity Fund is now almost six hundred thousand pounds in the current academic year and that Head Teachers are confident that the vast majority of the fund will be spent by the end of the academic year.

“This is the first year of Head Teachers receiving these substantial sums of money, £1.27m in total for Moray's schools, with another round of funding confirmed for next year.

“Since the introduction of this funding by the SNP Scottish Government over £2.5 million has been allocated for Head Teachers in Moray's schools to cover 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years and we will be seeing the benefits of this reported next year to the Audit and Scrutiny committee.”

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