Education

Our education department is located within our secure building; it boasts 10 classrooms, a games hall and a fully fitted fitness suite.  It offers excellent facilities to support the delivery of high quality Education and Health & Wellbeing programmes.

All young people are supported in developing skills for learning, life and work. Every young person is entitled to and receives a fully bespoke curriculum in line with their identified needs and interests.

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Curriculum

We run 10 curricular areas; 

Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies, Social Studies, Religious & Moral Education, Expressive Arts, Health & Wellbeing and Wider Achievement. 

Within these areas we offer the following accredited subject areas: 

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English
Mathematics 
Personal Finance
Sciences
Horticulture 
Hospitality Fabric & Fashion 
ICT 
Business/Administration 
Geography
Hairdressing & Beauty
Cosmetology
Barbering
Early Education & Childcare
Physical Education 
Practical Craft 
Art & Design 
Drama
Music

Digital Media Basics
Creative Digital Media
Internet Safety
Wellbeing
Problem Solving
Personal & Social Development
Personal Achievement
Steps to work
Enterprise
Employability 
Tenancy & Citizenship
Bicycle Maintenance 
Bikeability
John Muir Award 
Sports Leaders Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award
British Gymnastics Award: Trampoline

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In addition to the classroom environment young people will be given the opportunity to study a range of fully accredited courses through distance learning, in association with West College Scotland.

Learning across Care and Education (LACE) 

Learning across Care and Education (LACE) is our holistic approach to raising standards; we ensure that all young people receive appropriate support and encouragement in literacy, numeracy and health & wellbeing, both within our education and care environments. 

I was impressed with the commitment, passion and determination of the Good Shepherd Centre staff to improve the chances of young people who come into their care.
John Swinney, Depute First Minister
Young people are very successful at learning, achieving and gaining qualifications in the Good Shepherd Centre.
Education Scotland/Care Inspectorate Joint Inspection Report
It has been a real positive that the young person has been able to achieve academic qualifications above and beyond what her educational placement in the community was able to provide. The educational assessment and provision has meant that an in depth observation and assessment of her abilities has been ongoing.
Social Worker


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