10 questions with… MCR Pathways founder Iain MacRitchie
The entrepreneur tells Tes Scotland about his own school days, the importance of school staff having more time to provide individualised support and why we need a soft-skills curriculum
Back in 2004, serial entrepreneur Iain MacRitchie took on a job that led him to become “possessed” and “traumatised” by the plight of care-experienced young people. Now, having founded the charity MCR Pathways, he works with Scottish schools to provide mentors for their most disadvantaged pupils, spurred on by the knowledge that this leads to a better education – which, in turn, “drives a better job choice, which drives life chances”. In March, MCR Pathways received government funding to enable it to set itself up in 300 of Scotland’s 357 secondary schools.
MacRitchie tells Tes Scotland abo ...