Media Release: Moray best pratice highlighted in Education Scotland report


THE way in which senior school pupils in Moray are prepared for a future beyond the classroom has been highlighted as an example of best practice in a report by Education Scotland.

The report – here and which looks at quality and improvement in Scottish education over the period 2012 to 2016 – said a team of inspectors had carried out a review across Moray to explore a particular theme.

It had involved focusing on the experience of the learner rather than on any individual educational establishment or service and had reviewed how well learning pathways in the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence had led to positive destinations for young people.

The report – subtitled Transforming Lives Through Learning – said that partnership working with Skills Development Scotland careers staff was strong across secondary schools in Moray.

It said young people valued the support they received from their link careers coach and learning experiences were increasingly tailored to their individual needs.

The report continued: “Career coaches work well with guidance staff to embed the development of career management skills in personal and social education programmes.

“Effective partnership working enables young people to sustain a positive destination on leaving school.

“Continual improvements in partnership working are enabling young people to access programmes or experiences such as Career Ready, Skillforce or Reach programmes in addition to learning at school, college or work experience.

“Through these opportunities, young people are developing their skills for learning, life and work and they are well supported during the transition to life beyond the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence.”

The report also featured a photograph of Keith Grammar School pupil, Niall Selby, giving a talk about his own experiences at the launch of the Career Ready programme at Moray College last September.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

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