Revised Education Vision and Strategy for Argyll and Bute

Published Date: 

8 Nov 2016 - 12:16

A revised Education Vision and Strategy has been developed by Argyll and Bute Council’s Education Service to ensure that children and young people continue to achieve the best possible outcomes while responding to significant National and Local Policy.

​This is a time of significant change for Education and Children’s Services. The pace of change, the drive to improve services and the financial constraints combine to place increasing demands on the delivery of Education for Argyll and Bute Council.

The Our Children, Their Future Vision and Strategy is a working document that identifies a number of important objectives and priorities to effectively respond to these changes while ensuring that children and young people have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Rory Colville said: “This is an exciting time for Scottish Education. Our children and young people’s futures are at the forefront of National and Local Policy.

“Nationally, the key building blocks for a truly excellent education system are being assembled to reach the national ambition of making Scotland the best place in the world for a child to grow up.

“In Argyll and Bute, the message is very clear. These are Our Children, and it is Their Future and we want Argyll and Bute to be the best place to grow up. We want to ensure that young people are equipped through their education to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. We want young people and families to remain in this area, and be attracted to live here. 

“This vision will support us in improving outcomes for children and help us deliver on the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) with the Scottish Government.”

The Our Children, Their Future strategy was written in consultation with a number of people and agencies including teachers, parent councils, youth enquiry services, early learning and childcare settings, the Argyll and Bute Adult Learning and Literacy Services and the third sector interface.