Bringing learning to life and life to learning.
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, 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.
Ultimately, Curriculum for Excellence aims 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.
Our curriculum has a clear vision and rational underpinned by our commitment to securing children’s rights and wellbeing.
It takes account of learners’ entitlements and the four capacities to provide opportunities for our children to explore the uniqueness and heritage of Milton of Campsie. We work closely with the local business colleagues to provide relevant, real-life opportunities for depth and application of the curriculum.
The structure of the curriculum provides equity of opportunity to maximise the successes and achievements of all our learners.
Cross-cutting themes such as equality, enterprise, creativity, sustainable development education and international engagement permeate our curriculum. Opportunities for relevant class trips to enrich learning are provided at all stages of the school.
Activities are planned based on the experiences and outcomes and design principles of progression, coherence, breadth, depth, personalisation and choice, challenge and enjoyment and relevance.
We ensure children have access to high quality learning throughout the curriculum. Our local environment provides many opportunities for well planned outdoor learning to enhance areas of the curriculum.
All of our staff take responsibility for developing literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing across the curriculum.
We provide many opportunities to develop children skills for learning, life and work using relevant, motivating contexts for learning.
The Curriculum for Excellence allows our children to develop a broad range of skills at their own level. Our pupils are involved in their own learning journey by setting targets and recording achievements through their Personal Learning Plans. Success is celebrated throughout the school and the curriculum is multidisciplinary within a range of contexts. Examples of the pupils’ work can be seen in class, corridors and on the school website.