The 'Schools of Ambition' programme is a major element of the Scottish Executive's current policy agenda, "Ambitious, Excellent Schools".
20 schools around Scotland were selected from an application process, and are now receiving at least one hundred thousand pounds additional funding each - to make a transformation in their school. A list of all the schools, with indication of what they are targeting for improvement, is on the SOA website. ICT is central to some of the projects, for example for web and internet communication enhancements, and will be used by all as a management tool
There's an interesting mix of schools. Some might be described as 'struggling' or working in challenging circumstances, while a few would be regarded as 'high achievers' working in more prosperous areas.
There will be lots of people watching to see how well these 'transformations' work; not least in case there is a future chance for other schools to apply...