In depth review of education services in Angus

Angus Council has published an in-depth review of education services in the county.

The Standards and Quality Report, is produced annually by the authority, and covers all aspects of education in the county.

The 2012 report contains information about the council’s performance in terms of its education functions using national equivalents and comparator authorities where possible.

It outlines how the council is performing in areas such as attainment and pupil absence, and how the council can continually improve its service.

Evidence was gathered in a range of ways including surveys of head teachers, a parent councils and centrally based staff. In addition, a cross section of pupils in primary and secondary schools completed questionnaires.

Among the main achievements and key strengths highlighted in the report were improvements in pupil attainment and achievement by the end of S4; high levels of positive destinations for Angus school leavers; and continuing strong partnerships with parents and staff.

Thanking all those involved in Education in the county for their input, convener Sheena Welsh said: “I am delighted to note that this annual report provides a positive evaluation of the many recent achievements of the education department.

“However we strive for continuous improvement and the action points identified will help inform and shape our plans to deliver the best possible educational experience for across Angus for our communities and citizens.

“A strong commitment to regular and focused review will be of particular importance at this time of unprecedented financial challenge.”