We’re committed to ensuring that our children and young people get the opportunities they deserve. We aim to deliver a transformational educational experience that has a legacy of achievement, attainment and increased life chances for all.
How do we know we are succeeding? Our recent HMI report shows that we are making “very good” progress with improving learning, raising attainment and narrowing the poverty-related attainment gap - and when it comes to exam results, our schools perform above the national average.
We believe that high-quality teaching is central to raising the attainment of our young people, and we are committed to helping all our teachers develop as “leaders of learning”.
Our professional learning programme will help you to work collaboratively with others to enhance your practice and succeed as a teacher working within the unique context of West Dunbartonshire Council - no matter what stage you are at on your teacher journey.
Our school population is increasing and we are investing significantly in our learning environments to meet our future needs. In 2017 we launched the new £25m Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School while in 2018 the new £16m Balloch Education Campus opened its doors.
A £100m capital investment programme is underway to regenerate our town centres, develop new public buildings, construct hundreds of affordable new homes and attract businesses to improve our economy. With excellent transport links, Glasgow is within easy reach but our homes don’t come at city prices.
The area has a rich heritage, shaped by its world-famous shipyards along the Clyde, and boasts many attractions ranging from the iconic Titan Crane and Dumbarton Rock, to the stunning natural scenery of Loch Lomond.