Results day message from conveyor


4th August 2020

Children and families service convener Stewart Hunter is congratulating pupils on their achievements as results are texted and posted to them today (Tuesday August 4).

Councillor Hunter said: "This year has presented our children and young people with a very challenging set of circumstances caused by the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Scottish exams were not able to go ahead in 2020 and teachers were asked to submit estimates of their pupils' awards for graded courses.

“These were further scrutinised and adjusted by the Scottish Qualifications Authority to arrive at the results young people are receiving today.

“Young people across Dundee worked extremely hard to prepare for these awards and nearly 2,900 will receive results that will help them to plan for the next steps in their futures.

“I would like to congratulate them on their achievements and thank our school staff for their efforts, and our parents, carers and families for all the support they provide for their young people during this very stressful period.

“The city council’s children and families service is now analysing the initial results and a full report on the details will be presented to committee later this session when further analysis from Scottish Government becomes available.

“Staff are available in secondary schools this week to give young people and their families advice and support, and to discuss all their possible options."

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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