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1 Better outcomes for children and young people: at home, in the class room, in the community Colin MacLean Director, Schools Scottish Government

2 Purpose of Government This Government Economic Strategy sets out how we will support businesses and individuals and how, together, we can deliver the following Purpose: to focus the Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

3 Economic situation Government activity focused on: –Helping individuals cope –Supporting (local) businesses –Preparing for recovery

4 National Performance Framework

5 National outcomes We are better educated, more skilled and more successful… Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk

6 We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society We have strong, resilient supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs etc National Outcomes

7 We are better educated, more skilled and more successful… Main Strategy: Skills for Scotland leaver destinations – productivity – reduced dependency more choices and chances for those that need them Desire for all young people to stay in learning after Learning Choices, a universal model, designed to facilitate senior phase entitlement

8 Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens Main Strategy: Curriculum for Excellence Values based – wisdom justice compassion integrity Enabling framework not detailed prescription Enhanced professionalism -> reduced dependency Higher standards of attainment and wider achievement Skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work Entitlements For all learners of all ages in all learning environments

9 Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed / We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk Main Strategies: Early Years/ Early Intervention, Equally Well, Achieving our Potential High ambitions -> transformational change Capacity building -> reduced dependency Identifying and tackling risks Universal services + targeted support Building on success and reducing failure

10 How to achieve the outcomes? Purpose and outcomes Single approach – consistency and coherence Very high universal ambitions Single outcome agreement ‘It’s everyone's job’ Building capacity and capability – children / families / staff –Every member of staff is a successful learner, a confident individual, an effective contributor and a responsible citizen –Release the professionalism of the 100,000 + people who work every day with children and young people

11 What about particular needs? Looked After Children Child protection Unemployed 16 year old Additional Support Needs YP involved in offending behaviour YP affected by domestic abuse Disability Young runaways Children missing from education Mental health Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse ………etc

12 Getting it right for every child - the how to ….. Builds from universal services and Is based on principles and values which run through all policies and practice and put the child at the centre supports a practice model to deliver improved outcomes for all children as well as policy priorities It requires: One approach – shared understanding/common language/ ONE PLANNING PROCESS – ONE PLAN Specific requirements – eg LAC review dates or CSP format


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