What Works Scotland’s co-director Professor Chris Chapman reflects on lessons from London for the Scottish Attainment Challenge.
Author: Professor Chris Chapman, What Works Scotland
Date: 23 March 2015
What Works Scotland’s co-director Professor Chris Chapman reflects on lessons from London for the Scottish Attainment Challenge, a £100 million initiative designed to close the gap in attainment of children from more and less advantaged backgrounds.
Some of the ideas informing the Scottish Attainment Challenge have been borrowed from various approaches developed south of the boarder, including London Challenge, a three-year intervention designed to transform educational attainment of young people across the capital city.
London Challenge isn’t a simple solution to closing the attainment gap. We must be selective about which elements help in our setting. A particular issue will be how to develop an approach that is potent in terms of impact but also compatible with our values.