Lynne Lauder, Enterprise Co-ordinator, Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team attended the first Joint Team planning meeting for the implementation of the new SCOTS (School College Opportunities to Succeed) programme which will be piloted as part of the Schools College Consortia in Falkirk during the 2013-14 session.
The event, planned and facilitated by Steve Dougan, Senior Phase/Opportunities for All Co-ordinator, Falkirk Council, Fiona Brown, Curriculum Manager Quality Assurance, Forth Valley College and Hazel Mackie, Principal Officer, Falkirk Council Employment and Training Unit brought together key staff from both Forth Valley College and the Schools.
Having shared an overview of the proposed pilot which detailed the importance of joint delivery and targets, staff from the varous college faculties presented their suggestions of what the college input would be. Joint teams then worked to generate ideas of how work undertaken in the schools would complement the overall delivery.
Some time was spent on the practicalities of delivery i.e. the recruitment and interview processes and on identifying next steps.
There was a real buzz in the room as the group synergy brought forth some really exciting possibilities. This is an exciting new addition to the curriculum in Falkirk which will bring rich benefits to the young people of the area.
The group meet again in early May so watch this space for updates.