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.
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:
Hospitality Fabric & Fashion
Hairdressing & Beauty
Early Education & Childcare
Art & Design
Digital Media Basics
Creative Digital Media
Personal & Social Development
Steps to work
Tenancy & Citizenship
John Muir Award
Sports Leaders Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award
British Gymnastics Award: Trampoline
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.