Social skills lag behind exam results

More must be done to ensure all pupils benefit from improvements in
Scotland’s schools, the Inspectorate of Education warns in its
report on inclusion in education.

The report says achievement goes beyond success in examinations and
tests, and it emphasises personal and social skills.

Senior chief inspector Graham Donaldson said: “Despite clear
evidence of improving educational standards, significant numbers of
young people leave school without key intellectual and social
skills. The challenge for all of those involved in supporting
children and families is to work together creatively and with
determination to ensure all young people enjoy success at
school.” 

- Count Us In – Achieving Inclusion in Scottish Schools
from: www.scotland.gov.uk/hmie

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