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Strategic objective - Educated, responsible and informed citizens

Over the past year Education Scotland's inspections show that Perth and Kinross consistently outperforms both our comparator group of local authorities and the Scotland average across both the primary and pre-school sectors.  78% of all quality indicators inspected over the last four years were rated as good or better, compared to only around 60% nationally.

There has been steady, long-term progress in literacy and numeracy for cohorts in P1, P4, P7 and S3, based on teacher judgements of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) levels, with consistent improvements noted.  Further along in education, the attainment results for school-leavers show a steady improvement, with the proportion of school-leavers attaining both literacy and numeracy at SCQF Level 4 (or above) increasing from 79% in 2014, to 89% in 2019.

There has been steady improvement each year on the percentage of school-leavers moving onto positive destinations.  The latest figures show 96% of school-leavers from Perth and Kinross schools move onto a positive destination, outperforming the national average of 94%.  Additionally, 95% of young people aged between 16-19 in Perth and Kinross are in education, employment or training, comparted to a national average of 92%.

We continue to invest in new and innovative community-led projects with the aim of improving quality of life and tackle issues of inequality.  During 2019/20 a total of £623,00 was invested in 127 projects via the Community Investment Fund.

We have a set of icon Key Indicators - Educated, responsible and informed citizens [794Kb] for each of our strategic objectives, detailing our performance over time and against targets along with contextual information.

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