Moray held up as model in Education Scotland report

MORAY’S METHODS OF preparing school pupils for a future beyond the classroom is being highlighted as an example that should be followed.

A report from Education Scotland looking at the quality and improvement of Scottish education since 2012 highlights how inspectors carried out a review throughout Moray ‘to explore a particular theme’.

That involved focus on the experience of the learner – rather than on individual education establishment or service. It looked as how well learning pathways in the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence had led to “positive destinations for young people”.

The ‘Transforming Lives Through Learning’ report said that partnership working with Skills Development Scotland careers staff was strong across secondary schools in Moray, adding that young people valued the support they received from their link careers coach and learning experiences were increasingly tailored to their individual needs.

The report said: “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.”

Keith Grammar pupil Niall Selby is seen in the report giving a talk about his experiences at the launch of the Career Ready programme at Moray College last September.