The Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) was set up in 2017 and covers Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Council areas. Our RIC seeks to build a collaborative culture that will support teachers in Forth Valley and West Lothian Council areas to focus learning and teaching on practice that will improve outcomes for children and help close the socio-economic attainment gap.
There are six RICs across Scotland. They were set up to work together across the partnership area to identify and share best practice, identify interventions and learning to support teachers and close the poverty related attainment gap.
Our RIC is working to the following common goals which are part of the National Improvement Framework (NIF):
- Placing the human rights and needs of every child and young person at the centre of education
- Improvement in children and young people’s health and wellbeing
- Closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children and young people
- Improvement in skills and sustained, positive school-leaver destinations for all young people
- Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy.
We are doing this through our vision and values:
Our vision: We are building a collaborative culture to close the socio-economic attainment gap and improve outcomes for all learners.
Our values: Equity, Empowerment, Collaboration