“David’s Story” “Born to fail-the perfect storm”. John Carnochan QPM Detective Chief Superintendent Violence Reduction Unit. “Truth springs from argument amongst friends” David Hume 1711-1776. Improving Scottish Education HMIE 2006.
“Born to fail-the perfect storm”
John Carnochan QPM
Detective Chief Superintendent
Violence Reduction Unit
David Hume 1711-1776
“However, we must also recognise that many of the factors associated with poor performance lie outside the centre, school or college attended. The need for establishments and teachers to work effectively with parents and carers and with all those services which support young people and their families remains vital. Traditions, structures and even values present real challenges to joint working…..”
Identify risk / protectivefactors
Research why it occurs
Systematic data collection
Develop and evaluate interventions
Find out what works.
Scale up and evaluate effective programmes
Two components to Violence:
Percentage of Employers reporting an employee skill gap.
Future Skills Bar Chart. See Future Skills Scotland Website, Employer Survey 2004, p27, fig 15.
Rates of Return to Human Capital
“A major determinant of successful schools is successful families. Schools work with what parents bring them. They operate more effectively if parents reinforce them by encouraging and motivating children”
Professor James Heckman
It has to be about: