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Education in East Renfrewshire keeps improving

Annual report outlines key areas of improvement


It has been another record-breaking year for education in East Renfrewshire, 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 today (Thursday 2 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 see another year where excellent progress has been made. We are proud of the quality of education in East Renfrewshire, but are not complacent and strive to constantly improve. Our family-centred approach to learning has been praised and we continue to work hard to close the attainment gap. This was highlighted by the superb performance of our young people in their exam results across all schools and our latest leaver destination results. Our focus remains on ensuring we raise the bar for all. Councillor Elaine Green, Convener for Education

Highlights in this year's report include:

  • East Renfrewshire schools achieved their highest ever exam results at SCQF Levels 5 and above in S4, S5 and S6 in 2016.
  • In 2014/15, 63% of East Renfrewshire school leavers entered higher education, the highest proportion in Scotland and significantly above the national average of 38%.
  • 77% of young people in S4 gained five or more qualifications at SCQF Level 5 (National 5) in 2016. The highest ever and up almost 16% since 2011.
  • In 2015/16, 74% of young children on entry to primary school achieved the expected developmental milestones.
  • East Renfrewshire was the first council in Scotland to have all of its secondary schools awarded with an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.
  • 350 East Renfrewshire musicians competed at the 2016 Glasgow Music Festival. 

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.

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