News April 2023

Event: Improving the Impact from Attainment Gap Funding in Scotland

The Robertson Trust is hosting a conversation with key experts and stakeholders to discuss and explore some of the current challenges and opportunities around attainment funding in Scotland and to begin to identify how we can drive greater impact from attainment spending in Scotland. Book your spot here.

Thursday 18th May: 10am-12:30pm, Robertson House.

The Robertson Trust launched our 10-year strategy to improve the lives of people affected by poverty and trauma just over two years ago.

Education Pathways is one of our four thematic areas that sit underneath our strategy, and through this theme we have the ultimate aim of helping to shape an education system that maximises its contribution to wellbeing, to spotting and addressing trauma and tackling poverty in Scotland.

We have identified attainment gap funding as one potential priority area where there could be the potential for impact over the coming years. We would like to work over the summer to develop potential interventions that we, or others, could make with the potential for long-term impact on attainment, and ultimately on rates of poverty and trauma. We plan to hold this conversation under Chatham House Rule and hope this will be an informal, open and honest space where we are all able to reflect and share our experience.

We will be hosting the event at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow on Thursday 18th May from 10am-12:30pm. A lunch will be provided for all attendees. 

We will follow up with attendees over the next few weeks with more information about the event and any prior reading material.

Book your spot

You can register to attend the event here. Please note that 25 spots are available to book, with sign ups closing on Friday, 5th May.

If you or a colleague can’t make this date but are happy to join us for a separate conversation or would like to receive follow on resources from the event, please contact our Education Pathways lead, DonnaMarie Steel at Your insight and experiences will help shape our priorities and plans across our work to fund, support and influence on education in Scotland and we would encourage all those with an interest to contact us.

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