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East Renfrewshire education continues to hit the heights

Annual Standards and Quality Report outlines key highlights

Standards and Quality 2018

The standard of education across East Renfrewshire continues to hit new heights, with significant progress made across all areas.

The annual Standards and Quality Report, which outlines the progress made in key areas of improvement over the past 12 months, was presented to councillors on Thursday 1 February.

By focusing on delivering the vision of 'Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences', the Council's Education department and schools have provided the highest quality services  for children, young people and adults within East Renfrewshire.

It is extremely pleasing to once again see the significant progress made over the last year highlighted in the annual Standards and Quality Report. We are extremely proud of the quality of education provided for all in East Renfrewshire and will continue to focus on raising the bar and closing the attainment gap. Our pupils benefit from a wide range of experiences and with our significant investment in new schools and refurbishments it means that they also have fabulous learning environments too. The increased use of digital technology across all our schools is continuing to enhance pupils' learning experiences. This has been supported with the roll-out of Wi-Fi in all our schools, further investment in ICT infrastructure and additional mobile devices being provided for use in schools. So much has been achieved in the past 12 months and it is a tribute to the hard work of our fantastic staff, pupils and parents who ensure that all our children and young people receive a first-class education. Councillor Paul O'Kane, Convener for Education and Equalities

Highlights in this year's report include:

  • East Renfrewshire schools achieved their best ever exam results in all the key measures for SCQF at level five and above in S4, S5 and S6.
  • In 2016-17 the proportion of primary pupils achieving the expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics increased and was the highest performance to date. 
  • 96.6% of school leavers in 2015/16 were in a positive destination.
  • 708 pupils took part in the schools' bands, orchestras, ensembles and choirs.
  • In session 2016-17, 82% of young children achieved the expected developmental milestones, an increase of 8% from 2015-16.
  • St Ninian's High School U14 Football Team was crowned UK and Ireland Champions.
  • 86% of young people agreed that the school recognised and celebrated their personal achievements.
  • Three new schools, a family centre and one major refurbishment were completed

The Standards and Quality Report is compiled by the Quality Improvement Team using evidence gathered from a range of sources, including Education Scotland inspections, attainment and questionnaire data, and external audits such as Customer Service Excellence. 

The full report can be viewed within the pdf icon Education Committee Item 04 - 1 February 2018 [15Mb].
 


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