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A message from Councillor Elaine Green


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s the convener for education and equalities, I am very pleased to introduce the Education Department’s local improvement plan for 2013 – 2016. East Renfrewshire Council is


committed to delivering the highest quality services for its residents and throughout my tenure as convener, I will continue to do my utmost to ensure this continues to be the case for Education Services.


This local improvement plan outlines the key outcomes we will be working to achieve in the next three years. This outcome focused approach will help us ensure that the services we provide have a positive impact on the children, young people and adults who use our centres, schools and services. It will also ensure we deliver the outcomes in East Renfrewshire’s Single Outcome Agreement in partnership with all our users and those with an interest and stake in education, culture and sport.


I commend the improvement plan to you and invite parents, carers and all our other partners to work with the staff in our schools and services in securing the outcomes and impacts identified in the plan.


Introduction to Local Improvement Plan for 2013 – 2016


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On a yearly basis the Education Department’s Quality Improvement Team and service managers carry out an extensive audit to identify strengths in our current provision and areas where further improvement is required. The department’s progress with the impact and outcomes listed in the


Local Improvement Plan 2012 – 2015 were detailed in the Department’s Standards and Quality Report 2011 – 2012, which is available on the Council’s website1


or from libraries, council offices and schools.


This revised local improvement plan reflects the areas for improvement identified through this annual process, and will reflect the timescale of an academic year i.e. will guide improvements for the next three school sessions August 2013 – July 2016.


The outcomes and impact, together with the high level areas for improvement have been updated and are now organised under the wellbeing indicators as set out in the national programme Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). They clearly link to the outcomes in the Council’s new Single Outcome Agreement and the department’s contributions to the Council’s Outcome Delivery Plan 2013 - 2016. The Local Improvement Plan 2013 - 2016 provides schools and services with a framework for improvement.


It has a clear focus on improving outcomes for all our learners and the impact we


expect to have on the experiences of the children, young people and adults who attend our schools and use our centres and services.


I am confident that this local improvement plan reaffirms our commitment to continuous improvement to ensure we maintain our provision of the highest quality learning and services and continue to achieve outstanding performances.


1 East Renfrewshire Council website www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk


Councillor Elaine Green Convener for Education and Equalities


John Wilson Director of Education


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