Connect's Partnership Schools Scotland Year 3 Report 2017-2018

3rd April 2019

Our Partnership Schools Scotland programme has completed its third year. The Year 3 report sets out the successes of the programme and the learning points as we move into Year 4. You'll also find inspiring case studies of three Partnerships Schools in the report here.

Connect is working with 29 Partnership Schools in eight local authorities. You can read more about the Partnership Schools programme here

The aim of the programme is to create a strong school, family and community partnership model for Scottish schools to support children’s learning.  Connect publishes its Partnership Schools Scotland Year 3 report for 2017-18, featuring the experiences of Maisondieu Primary School (Angus), Moray Primary School (Falkirk) and Anderston Primary School (Glasgow) as they got to grips with the model.  The programme is part-funded by Skills Development Scotland.

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.’

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

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.’