Independent, achieving people
We provide opportunities for learning across a large geographic area, to serve a dispersed rural population, and in many small rural schools.
Services for young people
We continue to review the school estate to ensure that it is fit for purpose and provides appropriate learning and teaching environments for all children and young people to thrive.
Although educational attainment remains strong, there are still challenges in raising the aspirations of young people in our most deprived communities. We are working to close the attainment gap, as well as raising attainment of Looked After Children and Young People.
Services for older people
Scottish Borders has a higher and growing proportion of older people compared to Scotland overall.
Service users are dispersed across a large rural area, and with challenges around recruitment and retention of care at home staff, we are working differently and with partners to improve outcomes for those who require our care and support. We want to assist people to live at home and as independently as possible. We also seek to work effectively with partners to ensure that the needs of those discharging from hospital can be met efficiently and promptly at home or in a community setting.
For more details, see our Corporate Plan 2018 -23