The Scottish Government's Opportunities for
All commitment offers a place in learning or training to every
16-19 year old who is not in employment, education or training.
The statistics currently used to measure progress on this
ambition are the sustained school leaver destinations. This
approach limits our ability to fully assess the impact that
Opportunities for All, and the support provided by partner
agencies, has on the 16-19 cohort.
We've worked with the Scottish Government to develop a new
Participation Measure which allows us to identify the status of the
wider 16-19 cohort - not only those who have just left
This new measure is drawn from records on our Customer Support
System (CSS), which are updated by SDS and by partners (local
authorities/schools, colleges, SAAS, DWP etc) through the 16+ Data
Hub. It allows our partners to understand the impact of
interventions and the outcomes they deliver at every transition
point for 16-19 year olds.
The first Participation Measure report was published as
"experimental statistics: data being developed." This will allow
stakeholders time to provide feedback to support its further
Although the statistical publication is annual, local
authorities and colleges can access their own data via the 16+ Data
Hub reports at any time.
Statistics on school leaver destinations will continue to be
reported with the next publication scheduled for December 2015.
Data will also be made available through Insight, the online
benchmarking tool used by secondary schools and local
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