7 April 2014
Secondary schools embracing information
sharing will help local authorities shape the services of the
Emma Fairley, Opportunities for All co-ordinator at Scottish
Borders Council, explains: "Not everyone leaving school has a
university course, training position or job to go to. Through
partnership working and information sharing, we can identify those
young people and tailor local provision for them. That has
fantastic benefits for the community as a whole."
Emma is driving forward initiatives designed to encourage all
nine secondary schools in the area to embrace information
On a recent in-service day, she delivered a presentation which
outlined the benefits of the scheme.
She says: "Through increased communication, and strong links
with the schools' business managers, we have managed to develop a
robust partnership which extends to colleges, Job Centre Plus,
training organisations and volunteer centres.
As a local authority committed to ensuring all young people
benefit from the opportunities available to them, we are keen to
develop services that meet local need. Information sharing is a
useful tool to help us to do that."