Curriculum for Excellence spans learning from 3-18 years. Its aims are to improve our children’s life chances, to nurture successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors, and responsible citizens, building on Scotland’s reputation for great education.
It develops skills for learning, life and work, bringing real life into the classroom, making learning relevant and helping young people apply lessons to their life beyond the classroom. It links knowledge in one subject area to another helping make connections in their learning. It develops skills which can enable children to think for themselves, make sound judgements, challenge, enquire and find solutions.
Curriculum for Excellence balances the importance of knowledge and skills. Every child is entitled to a broad and deep general education, whatever their level and ability. All teachers are responsible for the development of literacy and numeracy and health and wellbeing.
There is an entitlement to personal support to help young people fulfil their potential and make the most of their opportunities with additional support wherever that’s needed. There will be a new emphasis by all staff on looking after our children’s health and wellbeing – to ensure that the school is a place where children feel safe and secure.
For further information about Curriculum for Excellence click on the following links :
Broad General Education in the Secondary School: A Guide for Parents and Carers
Curriculum for Excellence Factfile: Background and Benefits
Curriculum for Excellence Factfile: Overview of Key Terms and Features