As part of the More Choices, More Chances strategy, the Continuous Improvement Strategy (CIS) has been developed to provide additional support for local authorities and their partners.
The support has centred around driving up performance on the National Indicator on Positive and Sustained School Leaver Destinations to ensure that as many young people as possible remain engaged in learning after S4; either in school, college or employment and training. However, we have also used the opportunity to develop more collaborative work with local partners (schools, colleges, training providers, Skills Development Scotland and the voluntary sector) to help them to evaluate current arrangements to support young people, highlight good practice and identify barriers preventing young people from moving into and sustaining a positive destination.
Tailored support is then provided by colleagues from within the MCMC team in Scottish Government as well as 'Associates' - staff from across the Division and those from LAs, Skills development Scotland and the voluntary sector, to help the Partnership move forward.
Ultimately, the aim is to use local knowledge and expertise to identify what is currently 'working', what needs to improve (and why) and to agree collaboratively how best to achieve this so that sustainable outcomes for young people are improved.
CIS in action; a review within Glasgow City Council, Dundee City Council, Inverclyde Council and a review within West Lothian Council.
Interactive Self-Evaluation Toolkit for Continuous Improvement
You can download and use the Toolkit by following the instructions below. Please note that users download these files at their own risk and that The Scottish Government does not accept any liability for damages or loss of data.
Select Open File
Select Save and choose your location - the download will begin
Once the download has completed, open the folder and Extract All to a specified location
Once you have extracted all the files, run the application MCMC_WIN (or MCMC_MAC if you are using the MAC version).