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Improving mental wellbeing, upping science skills and creating a community hub were all part of Partnership Schools Scotland’s work in 2017-18.

A report has been published on year three of the programme led by Connect (formerly SPTC) and supported by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Partnership Schools Scotland is working in 29 schools in eight local authorities across Scotland.

Based on a successful North American model, it aims to create a strong school, family and community partnership model for Scottish schools to support children’s learning.

Eileen Prior, Executive Director of Connect, said: “We’re delighted to share the great work of some of our Partnership Schools in this report as well as information about the successes of - and learning from - the programme.

“School communities self-select to take part in the programme, setting partnership goals which the whole school community works together to deliver. 

“These goals can relate to priorities such as health and wellbeing, skills development, career choices, literary, numeracy and more, and are all focussed on helping children achieve the best they can in their learning."

“School communities self-select to take part in the programme, setting partnership goals which the whole school community works together to deliver."

Eileen Prior, Executive Director, Connect

The report features a more in-depth look at the experiences of three primary schools – Maisondieu in Angus, Moray in Falkirk and Anderston in Glasgow.

Read more about their experiences in the report.

Ken Edwards, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Education Programme Lead, said: “As Scotland’s national skills agency, SDS recognise the key role parents and carers play in supporting their children’s learning and career choices.

“SDS careers advisers are engaging with young people at an earlier stage at school, along with their parents and carers, to help ensure our young people get the very best opportunities and outcomes.

“Partnership Schools Scotland plays a vital part in supporting this work, and this report shows it is already having a positive impact on the schools and communities involved across Scotland.’

Partnership Schools Scotland is an evidence-based practical and flexible framework for partnerships between home, school and community to improve outcomes for children and young people

Find out more about Partnership Schools Scotland programme.

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