Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School Life at Lochgelly High School

Improving Outcomes for Young People at LHS

Improving Outcomes for Young People at LHS

In an on-going effort to continue to improve attainment at Lochgelly High School, a whole school priority has been placed on particular groups of young people, one group being the S4 'Highest Achieving 20%'.

The focus of this priority is to raise the overall attainment of these young people, along with raising their engagement with in the classroom, outwith the classroom and raising the profile of this group.

Stage 1 of this process commenced during the August staff In-service days with the whole staff completing a cross curricular, round robin group task to determine what they felt were the Top 5 Priorities for engaging and promoting the ‘Highest Achieving 20%’.

Stage 2 was to use robust data to identify exactly who the young people were who will contribute to the ‘Highest Achieving 20%’ cohort in S4, S5 and S6.

Upon identification of the S4 ‘Highest Achieving 20%’ cohort they then completed the same round robin group task that the staff completed, to determine what they felt were the top 5 priorities for engaging and promoting the ‘Highest Achieving 20%. This took place on the 6th of September with the entire group being extracted from their period 1 class of Core PE or Work and Wellbeing class.

This opportunity will be rolled out to all other senior phase year groups in due course.

The data collected from this will be analysed and will allow programs to be put in place to fully engage the ‘Highest Achieving 20%’ with their studies and their wellbeing during very stressful times.

By basing the programmes on what the young people prioritise it shows a strong ethos of Pupil Voice within the school and maintains the ‘You said, We did’ work that has become an integral part of ensuring the Pupil Voice improvement plan works.