Informed Scotland Dec 14/Jan 15 – Strategies, statistics & delightful snippets

There was no real lull in activity over the festive period, with major announcements and reports being published throughout the last two months. It’s been quite a task to make sure all of the items were squeezed in to our bumper double issue.

The annual round of statistics was released, including Summary Statistics for Schools from the Scottish Government, School Leaver Destinations from Skills Development Scotland, 2015 higher education applicant figures from UCAS, an overview of college sector statistics from the Scottish Funding Council, and Enrolments & Qualifications from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

The main item was the publication of Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland’s new Youth Employment Strategy, which is expected to drive much of the activity during the year ahead.

It’s not all hefty content, however, with plenty of people news and some delightful snippets, such as the Highland primary school planning to teach British Sign Language and Makaton as one of its languages; and the new University of the Highlands & Islands Honours degree where golf handicap is an entry criterion!

Some lighter reading is also included with our second annual top 10 Learning & Skills Hot Topics list, along with a look back over a busy year for Informed Scotland.

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