Latest figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that school leavers across Inverclyde are going on to positive destinations in greater numbers than the national average.
In 2015-16, 94.3% went onto positive destinations after leaving school in Inverclyde – a full percentage point higher than the national average, and up 0.3% since 2013-14.
The figures also showed that 66% of leavers went into further and higher education, whilst 24% went into employment in 2015-16.
The SNP Government has made education its number one priority in this parliament and is committed to improving education standards in our schools and giving our young people the best opportunities in life.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan said:
“The Scottish Government is committed to continually improving standards in our schools and ensuring that young people have opportunities to go on to work, education or training and make the best start in adult life.
“The SNP’s education record is a stark contrast to that of the Tory government at Westminster, which has faced significant criticism over its failings with schools reportedly considering shortening the school week due to funding concerns, governors threatening strike action over school funding, grammar schools warning that parents may be asked to make up for a shortfall in school budgets
“Our schools across Inverclyde are benefiting from this commitment from the Scottish Government and are making excellent progress in helping our young people have the best chances in life – and additional spending in the budget and the funding to close the attainment gap will go further still to helping more young people from Inverclyde find positive destinations after leaving school.
“I’m delighted to see 94.3% of school leavers in Inverclyde now going to positive destinations such as employment, training, university or college after leaving school. This shows the continued progress the Scottish Government is making to give young people across Inverclyde the best start in life – though there is always room for improvement and we will continue to strive to do exactly that.”