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South Lanarkshire

CATHKIN HIGH SCHOOL - ASSERTIVE MENTORING

Cathkin High School in South Lanarkshire has seen improvement in their five higher pass rate from eight per cent in 2012-13 to 14 per cent in 2014-15. They are cautiously optimistic – noting that the national and local pass rate has also increased – that their assertive mentoring, targeting young people sitting five highers, resulted in improvement for those young people from the middle Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. They are now using improvement testing through Raising Attainment for All to increase the consistency and effectiveness of assertive mentoring particularly for pupils from deciles one, two and three.

As Curriculum for Excellence and Teaching Scotland’s Future highlight, every child and young person should have a successful learning journey.   Quality improvement is helping teachers and other practitioners implement proven, person-centred approaches to strengthen learning and build opportunities.