Council top first ever Quality Improvement Awards

 06 December 2016  |  

Award winning team - Daniella Fulton (left) and Karen Miller (3rd from left)

Award winning team - Daniella Fulton (left) and Karen Miller (3rd from left)

The Council's Early Literacy project has taken one of the top spots at the first ever Quality Improvement Awards.

Organised by the Scottish Government and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, the awards celebrate improvements taking place across Scotland which help babies, children, young people and their families in all aspects of their lives.

The Council picked up the Merit Award for Quality Improvement in Raising Attainment for All. Led by principal teacher Daniella Fulton and depute head teacher Karen Miller, the project is raising attainment in literacy by closing the gap for pupils in the most deprived areas of South Ayrshire.

The initiative which focuses on literacy within nursery, primary 1 and primary 2, has already improved reading skills among P2 pupils with 90 children attending boost groups to help bring their reading up to standard.

Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This award is a tremendous achievement and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring all children in South Ayrshire learn on an equal footing. Well done to Daniella and Karen and everyone involved including the children who will benefit from this innovative project.

"We will continue to work to reduce inequalities and remove barriers to learning ensuring all our young people achieve the best possible start in life."