New head of education to build on solid foundation of achievement

Councillors heard this week that pupils in East Ayrshire schools had achieved their best ever examination results.

East Ayrshire schools show a sustained improvement by pupils in S4, S5 and S6 and show that the council is outperforming their benchmarks and in many areas show results which are above the national averages.

Brooke, Robyn and laura web pic
Brooke, Robyn and laura web pic

Highlights from the published data include:

  • Attainment in Literacy and Numeracy in S4, S5 and S6 is the highest it has been in the past 5 years and above the virtual comparator and national performance.
  • Attainment, in terms of average tariff points, has increased in S4, S5 and S6 with identified groups of pupils attaining above the virtual comparator and national performance.
  • Attainment in relation to deprivation measures, including the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, showing that overall attainment is improving, with demonstrable year on year improvements which compare favourably with virtual comparator and national performance.