Education in Fife is a First Class Act
Archived news: published on Tuesday 13 May 2008 by Fife Council
FIFE Council's Educational Services have made outstanding progress in meeting objectives and have become the most improved service in
That's the message that has come through the latest HMIE (HM Inspectorate of Education) report published this week which follows up the council's report from 2002 where a number of major improvements were recommended. This latest report highlights just how far
Education's Psychological Service has also been very highly praised within their own report for the "significant impact made on
Chair of the Council's Education Committee, Councillor Douglas Chapman, is delighted with both reports' findings.
"A huge amount of hard work and effort across services has helped the inspectors reach their conclusions and congratulations are due to everyone involved.
"One of the council's top priorities is "Improving educational attainment and achievement for all" and I think this report proves that we are well on the way to doing that. This reflects very much the hard work, commitment and strong leadership which is coming from the senior management. Ken Greer, Executive Director Education, has been singled out by inspectors for special praise."
According to the report pre-school provision in
Ken Greer, Executive Director, said: "Raising attainment remains a key priority for us. We're working hard to increase attainment levels across every stage. It's worth remembering that a lot of our work till now has been about improving the service we provide to schools through a focus on learning and teaching. We are now seeing the results of this at the first nine years of school, but it will take some time for the full impact through improved results for our pupils at every stage."
Inspectors were impressed with the scope and range of extra-curricular activities on offer in
The report highlighted an achievements website which helps celebrate success and promote good practice across the service. And there was praise for the fact that all primary schools have Pupil Councils to help promote active citizenship and the wide range of sports and music opportunities on offer.
Schools were also praised for their positive relationships with local communities. Added Councillor Chapman: "The strength of
"This report paints a very positive picture of education in
For more information contactKenneth Greer, Executive Director Education
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 42 19 Contact Kenneth Greer online
By Post: Fife Council, Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, KY7 5PQ