In line with 'Developing the Young Workforce' - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy - a great deal of our work encourages young people to re-engage with learning, whether it's through tailored education or supported employment. Lapwing Primary has a focus on outdoor learning as it provides one of the best ways of engaging with difficult to reach young people. Plans are underway to expand the primary services.
The Kibble education curriculum teaches across the four contexts of learning - ethos and life of the school, subjects and curriculum areas, wider achievement, and interdisciplinary learning. Pupils are tracked in their progress across the four contexts every six weeks which complements the tracking of the SHANARRI indicators under the Outcome Framework.
Challenge and resilience are cross-curricular themes promoting learning for sustainability.
Ethos and Life of the School
Caring Kibble pupils spent over 2000 hours volunteering at primary schools, care homes and community projects - 5 pupils earned Saltire Awards in the process
Our fundraising activities made over £4000 that pupils donated to 12 different charitable organisations
We have active Pupil Councils in both the open school and safe centre. Recently they have played a key role in the introduction of school polo shirts, and helping with interviews for candidates for teacher vacancies
Curriculum Areas and Subjects
66 pupils achieved 297 SQA units across 29 different subject areas. We completed 54 full qualifications at SCQF level 3 and above
Our pupils gained a range of vocational qualifications including 1 City and Guilds award and 2 SVQs
Last session saw our first ever presentation at SQA Higher level
1 of our pupils was selected as a baton bearer in the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay
5 pupils qualified as football coaches, 1 trained in badminton and 1 specialised in basketball
The tallented young artists in our safe centre curated the Koestler Trust Exhibition
Self-esteem and confidence of pupils was raised, and we continued to encourage the use of transferable skills gained across many areas of the school. We staged 12 different shows and events that were enjoyed by over 500 guests
Almost 200 voters took part in the Kibble Referendum - a one off event in which pupils managed every detail from campaign management and registration to counting votes - 74% backed the 'Yes' campaign