Curriculum for Excellence - Learning to Achieve

Learning Entitlements

In addition to the entitlements of Curriculum for Excellence our education provisions will reflect local needs and circumstances. Therefore, at different stages of their education, our learners will have opportunities to:

  • Link aspects of their learning to the local environment and its heritage
  • Participate on a residential experience where possible
  • Participate in arts, sports and cultural events
  • Participate in environmental projects
  • Participate in a community project
  • Participate in outdoor learning experiences
  • Access appropriate technology
  • Be consulted on and contribute to the decision making process in school
  • Experience work based learning
  • Develop collaborative, social, leadership and other life skills
  • Access academic and vocational learning experiences
  • Access learning experiences designed and / or delivered by relevant partners
  • Reflect upon and be pro active in planning and making choices about their own learning
  • Engage with learners in other countries and demonstrate knowledge of their culture.

How can you help?

By law, you must make sure your child receives education.

As a parent, you can help your child by:

  • making sure your child goes to school regularly;
  • encouraging and supporting your child with any homework given;
  • showing that you are interested in how your child is getting on at school;
  • encouraging your child to respect the school and the whole school community; and
  • being involved in the life and work of the school.

Throughout this handbook the term ‘parent’ has the meaning attributed in the Standards in Scotland's Schools Act 2000 and the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. This includes grandparents, carer or anyone else who has parental responsibility for the child.

Planning Children’s and Young People’s Learning

Practitioners use a variety of approaches to make use that pupils understand the purpose of their learning and are clear about how to be successful. A variety of planning approaches are used to ensure that experiences are progressive, skills – focused and meet pupils learning needs. Often individual’s targets help pupils to assess their own learning.