Achievements, successes and ambition for schools and pupils

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Published Date: 

19 Jun 2015 - 11:50

Achievements, successes and ambition for schools and pupils

Education in Argyll and Bute is providing young people with skills, choice and opportunity to prepare them to take on the roles of future employees and business leaders.

The major achievements made within education during 2013/14 have been published in a report which details successes and aspirations for the ongoing development of the young people in the area.

The council’s commitment to continuous improvement in learning is also outlined in the report, showing how the education service will work with individual schools though a comprehensive programme of support and challenge.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Rory Colville, said, “This report highlights the many excellent developments in education and recognises the dedication of staff, pupils, parents and partners in supporting our young people to be ambitious and realise their full potential. It provides testament to the commitment of staff and the success and achievements of our children and young people.

“Always seeking to improve on what has already been achieved, the education service will continue to work with schools to focus on raising attainment and recognising wider achievement for all learners.

“Everyone involved in educating and supporting our young people is committed to realising the council’s ambition to make Argyll and Bute a place people choose to live, learn, work and do business.”

The Education Standards and Quality Report highlights particular successes; these include positive results overall in the National 4 and National 5 awards introduced during 2013/14, a greater range of wider achievement qualifications, and an overall increase of 2.4% in the number of young people leaving school and going on to further or higher education, training, employment or voluntary work.

Building on the achievements of Argyll and Bute as an award-winning council, education had three finalists in the annual Scottish Education Awards.

A number of events were held for education service and teaching staff aimed at partnership working, raising attainment, supporting professional development and helping curriculum design.

The report also highlights the development of new initiatives including a Health and Wellbeing Implementation guide, increased training in the use of technology such as i-pads to transform learning and teaching.

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To read the full report please visit:

http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s99460/Standards%20and%20Quality%20Committee%20Report%20V4.pdf         or  http://bit.ly/1FV6ZMb