Positive destinations increasing for Highland senior school leavers
Highland Council has welcomed the Scottish Government’s official statistics publication ‘Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers’ which was published today (Tuesday 27 February 2018).
The report shows that over the past 6 years the percentage of senior phase school leavers (in the Highland Council area) in any positive initial destination have increased year on year from 91.2% in 2011/12 to 95.5% in 20016/17.
Of the 2,411 senior phase Highland school leavers in 2016/17 36% went into higher education; 24% into further education; 31% into employment; 2% training; 2% activity agreements; 1% entered voluntary work; 1% were seeking employment, and 1% were unemployed (not seeking) while 2% destinations were not known.
Councillor Andrew Baxter, Chair of Highland Council’s People Committee said: “The trend for Highland is increasing and improving its initial positive destinations for senior school leavers and this is excellent for our young people as Highland is one of a few local authorities to have such a high percentage result above 95% across Scotland.
Bill Alexander, Highland Council’s Director of Care and Learning said: “This is very good news. The percentage of young people from Highland going from school to positive destinations has increased once again, now at 95.5%
The Scottish Government has planned that school level information will be available on Parentzone by 15 March at: https://education.gov.scot/parentzone
Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers, No. 2: 2018 Edition can be viewed at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/02/1842