Presentation on theme: "Context Government carried out extensive research Asked parents what they know and want to know Main concern was: Whats happening to my child? Plea: I."— Presentation transcript:
Context Government carried out extensive research Asked parents what they know and want to know Main concern was: Whats happening to my child? Plea: I want to hear about Curriculum for Excellence from the professional who knows my child Local context: I want to hear how my childs school is implementing it Toolkit of information produced as support for staff Equips practitioners to talk to parents Developed in consultation with practitioners and parents
Curriculum for Excellence Raising standards Improving knowledge Developing skills
The challenge Equipping our children with the knowledge and skills we believe they will need to succeed in a future we dont yet know to secure jobs yet to be invented to build self-esteem and resilience to harness knowledge yet to be discovered.
Whats the aim? Curriculum for Excellence: the three pillars Raising standards Improving knowledge Developing skills …Bringing life to learning and learning to life
Why change? Preparing young people for an ever changing world Nurturing them to be: – successful learners – confident individuals – responsible citizens – effective contributors Build on Scotlands reputation for having a great education system
Whats different? A planned learning journey from 3 to 18 Improved learning and teaching New qualifications More rigorous assessment Provides skills for learning, life and work Learning more relevant to the modern world
The curriculum Broad and deep education General education till the end of S3, then options Covers expressive arts, health and wellbeing, languages, mathematics, religious and moral education, sciences, social studies, technologies All staff have responsibility for: – literacy – numeracy – health and wellbeing
How does it work? Broad guidance National standards and resources Putting trust in the professionals Sharing best practice across the profession Unique Glow network joins up the country
What will young people experience? A broad and deep education Learning according to needs and interests Better engagement More able to apply knowledge Support for learning and with lifes challenges Easier transitions: between stages, beyond school Make useful links between subjects Active learning: questioning, doing, thinking Sense of progress through assessment Options in the senior phase Achievements outside school valued: whole picture
What parents can do Sharing, planning and learning! Play, talk, read – visit www.infoscotland.com/playtalkread/www.infoscotland.com/playtalkread/ Spend time together Show interest, listen, share Praise, encourage, support Ask about their interests and challenges Ask for help – visit www.infoscotland.com/justaskwww.infoscotland.com/justask Talk to them about how they are feeling
Further information Parents can find out more www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk Teachers and other professionals: www.curriculumforexcellence.gov.uk The partners working to deliver Curriculum for Excellence are: Scottish Governmentwww.scotland.gov.ukwww.scotland.gov.uk The government has responsibility for the national education system Learning and Teaching Scotlandwww.LTScotland.org.ukwww.LTScotland.org.uk Develops the curriculum, provides information and guidance on learning and teaching Scottish Qualifications Authoritywww.sqa.gov.ukwww.sqa.gov.uk Develops, marks and manages the qualifications process HMIEwww.hmie.gov.ukwww.hmie.gov.uk The inspectors who monitor the quality of education
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