Category: Paisley

Education convener meets fosterers in drive for carers to look after older children

Education and Children’s Services convener Jim Paterson met with foster carers at a special event to mark Foster Care Fortnight, which runs until this Sunday. The Council is bidding to have 100 people in the vital role, an increase of almost a fifth from 81. There is also a specific drive to attract carers who […]

Attainment Challenge funding a boost for all Renfrewshire pupils

Renfrewshire has been awarded an additional £4.6million from the Scottish Government to boost attainment for all pupils across the area as part of the Attainment Challenge. 22 May 2018 – Attainment Challenge – Convener on funding announcement audio – JCON The funding was announced by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, […]

More Young People Setting Up For Success After School

School leavers in Renfrewshire continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with the latest figures showing 92.8% of youngsters in Renfrewshire going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school. The total across Scotland has risen from 93.3% last year to 93.7% this year – […]

Renfrewshire Schools Receive £4,558,000 Attainment Funding Boost

Primary and secondary schools across Renfrewshire will receive £4,558,000 from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund in 2018/19 to help boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils. Nine local authorities in Scotland and an additional 74 individual schools will share £50 million funding from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund for initiatives targeted at children living in communities affected […]

SCHOOLS IN RENFREWSHIRE GET FURTHER FUNDING BOOST

Schools in Renfrewshire will receive over £4.5m in 2018/19 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced today (Tuesday 22nd May 2018) £50 million of dedicated funding will be provided to primary and secondary schools across Scotland in 2018/19 to help pupils living in communities affected by high levels of deprivation. The Scottish […]

Pupils can get sporty with new kit from Renfrewshire Leisure

SCHOOL pupils are to receive a boost with thousands of pounds worth of new sports equipment being provided for local schools by Renfrewshire Leisure. The new kit is being provided as part of Renfrewshire Leisure’s Active Schools programme that provides hundreds of youngsters with extra-curricular sports sessions held in schools and sports centres. Chief executive […]

Jurassic Bricks is coming to Paisley town centre this summer!

Paisley is the place to be this summer! Paisley First is bringing Jurassic Bricks – a free, interactive LEGO® Brick Dinosaur Trail to the town centre! From Saturday 30th June until Sunday 12th August, there will be 15 large dinosaurs made out of Lego bricks on the trail plus two interactive play zones, a selfie […]

PRINCIPAL AUDREY CUMBERFORD TO LEAVE COLLEGE

West College Scotland’s Principal, Audrey Cumberford, is leaving the organisation to take up a similar role at Edinburgh College. Ms Cumberford has been Principal and Chief Executive of the College since its formation five years ago, following the merger of Clydebank College, James Watt College (Inverclyde) and Paisley’s Reid Kerr College. Before merger, she had […]

Major coup for £42m Paisley Museum transformation as international architects AL_A appointed

Ambitious £42m plans to transform Paisley Museum into an international-class destination have pulled off a major coup, with the appointment of AL_A – the award-winning architects behind some of the world’s most striking buildings. The firm’s founder Amanda Levete – a former winner of UK architecture’s top honour, the RIBA Stirling Prize – says the […]