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Schools as a Hub for Community Regeneration (STV Hunter Schools Project)

Children in Scotland worked with six pathfinder schools in some of Scotland's most deprived areas to support them in using their facilities and capacity as a community hub with a view to improving pupil attainment and aiding local regeneration.

In 2014/15 Children in Scotland teamed up with the STV Hunter Foundation to deliver strategic partnerships with six schools and their respective local authorities in Fife, Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire.


We’d like to thank STV Hunter for its support in phase 1 of the project.


The objectives of phase 1 are:


    •    To drill down at school level to identify effective practical and long-term, funded, approaches for schools to engage parents and the wider community and contribute to the aim of reducing the attainment gap.


    •    To establish learning at local authority level that can be shared with relevant teams across the area and used to influence the work of the local Community Planning Partnership in effective delivery of the Single Outcome Agreement for the area.


    •    To collate and disseminate the relevant learning at a national level that can be used to inform and influence, national learning, policy and practice.


We are working with the schools to identify how to introduce and fund sustained and sufficient improvements to the school environment and how we can support the schools’ extra-curricular work and community engagement for the benefit of children, young people and their parents.


Initial findings from phase 1 have been collated and will be examined and shared with project partners shortly, with recommendations for phase 2.