Young people in Argyll and Bute are achieving well in literacy and numeracy according to figures published by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government collects data every year which details pupils’ achievements in reading, writing, listening and talking and numeracy. These are known as ‘Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels’ and focus specifically on pupils in P1, P4, P7 and S3.
At a meeting of the council’s Community Services Committee today, members heard how CfE figures for 2017/18 show that pupils in P1, P7 and S3 are performing better than the national average in all four categories. Pupils in P4 are doing better than the national average too, with the exception of listening and talking, which is just 1% lower.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “These figures are extremely encouraging and show just how dedicated our teachers and young people to achieve such fantastic results.
“To be above the national average in even some of these categories is great result, but to be higher in them all, with the exception of one, is truly outstanding.
“We want the very best start for all our young people, and to ensure that they go on to achieve success in life.
“Clearly we are well on our way to achieving this and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved for their tremendous hard work. It’s clear that Argyll and Bute’s young people have a very bright future ahead of them.”