Issued: 24 August 2012
Education Annual Report
A snapshot of education in Angus was unveiled at a meeting of the Education Committee in Forfar on Thursday 23 August.
The Education Department’s newly-published annual report for 2011-12 outlines the performance on all aspects of the department’s work.
Among the highlights were:
- By the end of S6, the proportion of pupils attaining three or more awards at Higher level increased to an average of 33%.
- There was continuing very good progress in implementing the new school curriculum
- In 2011, 89% of Angus school leavers entered a positive destination.
- 100% of S1-4 pupils received at least two hours of PE per week.
- All P1 pupils were taught in classes of 25 or less.
- The downward trend in the number of working days lost through sickness absence for teaching staff continued.
Education convener Sheena Welsh said: “This annual report gives a useful overview of the performance of the Education Service over the past year. I am pleased to see the good progress being made in a number of areas, and the steps being taken to address areas where we have identified a drop in performance. We will continue to work hard to promote learning for all age groups in the county.”