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What is Routes for All?

teacherspackThe Routes for All programme is tailored to support S5 and S6 pupils who are thinking about applying for further and higher education courses at college. The programme has been developed to give pupils the necessary tools to succeed in their journey towards post-school education, preparing them to make the transition from school to college or university. It does this by means of delivering workshop style sessions throughout S5 and S6.


Who are we?

The Routes for All programme is an element of FOCUS West, part of the Schools for Higher Education Programme. The programme itself is a joint collaboration between the six Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and twenty-one partner colleges within the West Forum. FOCUS West work to raise aspirations of pupils in selected schools in the South West of Scotland. The Routes for All element is organised through a partnership between Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland.


Target group

Routes for All is a two-year programme. The criteria for selection of pupils to participate in Routes for All will be those pupils who should finish S6 with 1 - 3 Highers, who may be in need of the extra drive to help them fulfil their potential to progress to college and then possibly university after school.


Working in partnership with teachers

As well as relying on teachers knowledge of pupils and experience when choosing pupils to take part in our programme, we hope that teachers will be actively involved in the delivery of Routes for All. Our sessions are designed to complement each other but are also designed as stand-alone sessions. This will allow teachers, in partnership with Routes for All staff, to design the timetable of activity delivered by us to complement other work being carried out in their school. We have designed the programme to allow for visits from Routes for All staff and mentors at set times throughout the school year. We would hope that teaching staff, possibly through PSE/PSD classes would help embed our project within the school.