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Education Attainment Service for Young Carers

Attainment is an individual’s passport to personal, social, cultural and economic opportunities. Raising attainment means improving life chances. This does not mean just focusing on exam results but instead looking at attainment in its widest sense. It is this rich attainment which enables all children and young people to make good progress and develop the skills, ambition, and know-how they need to improve life chances.

Raising Attainment – Education Scotland 2012

The Education Attainment project was designed with a recognition that juggling a caring role and school commitments can have a negative impact on education. It is not reasonable that any young carer should have their education compromised. Our project can offer:

  • 1-1 Tuition
  • Tutor groups
  • Homework groups
  • Access to education hardware/software

The service is open to all young carers 5-18 year and is not dependant on being registered with PKAVS Young Carers. Referrals can be made by professionals, parents and young carers themselves if over 12 years old. The level of education support we offer will be determined on the social, emotional or academic impact experienced by the Young Carer.

“I have been so impressed by the levels of enthusiasm and engagement the Young carers are showing during their sessions. To see the young carers performing in these ways had made me amazingly proud to be part of the PKAVS programme” Maths and Sciences Tutor, Ryan Smith

“Tutoring helps me as I have more time at home to care and I’ll also be able to balance my schoolwork as the tutoring covers most of the units meaning that I won’t have to study for long periods of time” Young Carer, Perth

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