Tag: CfE

Excellence for All – raising attainment and mentoring

It’s a real pleasure to announce that I have been appointed as Coordinator – Excellence for All. Focussing on attainment and supporting children and young people, I will be working with a range of professionals […]

Do you want to be a Principal Verifier for The SQA?

A successful recruitment programme for the role of Principal Verifier has just been concluded for the new National Qualifications. To complete our team of Principal Verifiers for the new National Qualifications applications are now invited […]

Tackling Youth Unemployment – identifying young people at risk

First things first this is the last time that Ill use the word NEET (Not in Education, Training or Employment). Imagine being a 17 year old, leaving school and being labelled in the negative. It […]

Scottish Education – The Front End vs The Back End

Following from my previous article, here are some random ramblings on Curriculum for Excellence. I’ll produce another article later this week with my concluding thoughts. Mixed messages and a lack of clarity around the broader […]

When is a school not a school?

I am currently writing an article asking the question – when is a school not a school? I have a bit of a ‘bee in my bonnet’ at present about Curriculum for Excellence – and […]

The Scottish Learning Festival – Dead or Alive?

This year’s Scottish Learning Festival (Twitter #SLF11) is likely to be one to remember – either for better or worse. To be held on 21st and 22nd September, the theme is Curriculum for Excellence: Learning, […]

Setting up my learning and teaching space

With two weeks to go before the start of the new school year, I spent a few days preparing teaching materials and setting up my learning amd teaching space. I teach Design and Technology – […]

Reporting Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes

Now that Curriculum for Excellence is under implementation, our First Year pupils are being assessed based on their experiences and their outcomes gained from the broad general education. If the terminology – Developing, Consolidating and […]

The 16+ Learning Choices Data Hub

Through policy, I have given a clear commitment to young people about the routes on offer to education, employment and training – and the support that they can expect, when they reach the end of […]

Supporting all young people into positive and sustained destinations

I created this diagram back in 2010, which I used during a presentation on 16+ Learning Choices and the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence. The conference was held at Celtic Park Football Club in […]

Curriculum for Excellence Management Board – Senior Phase Statement

The Curriculum for Excellence Management Board has released a statement about the senior phase. The statement outlines the vision, principles and framework for delivery of the senior phase in Curriculum for Excellence and provides clarification […]

Curriculum for Excellence Fact-files

Four new Curriculum for Excellence factfiles are now available on the Learning and Teaching Scotland and Parentzone websites. This, the third series of factfiles, covers literacy across learning, numeracy across learning, 3-18 transitions and outdoor learning. The factfiles […]

Youthlink Seminar

I decided to clean out my laptop this morning and amongst the folders, I found an old presentation, which I had delivered with LTScotland back in 2009. I was a teacher back then and this […]

Curriculum change in Scotland

A special thanks to Jayne Brady, a colleague from UNESCO-IBE based in Geneva (and Aberdeen) for this contribution, recently uploaded to the CoP Curriculum Development eForum. It provides a really useful outline of curriculum change […]

UNESCO-IBE Call for case studies – Submission of Interest

The UNESCO-IBE Community of Practice on Curriculum Development has recently announced a call for case studies for the 2010 edition of the IBE Training Tools for Curriculum Development – a Resource Pack (TTCD). The TTCD […]

National Framework for supporting learners

Supporting learners within the framework A national framework for all practitioners and partners, in every setting, aiming to help in supporting learners from early years to positive, sustained destinations. The publication ‘Supporting learners – from […]

UNESCO-IBE Annual Forum on Education Assessment

United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation – International Bureau of Education Annual Forum – “The Role of Assessment in Promoting the Development of Student’s Competencies”  22 November-10 December 2010‏ The IBE Community of Practice in […]

Service Synergy Part 3 – Enabling and Empowering People

On October 11th, I wrote an article on Service Synergy – the first in a series of articles on public service integration. I have since written an article on Living Within Our Means. First, let […]

A 21st Century School – Structure and Process

A 21st Century curriculum is about personalisation and relevance to the individual. A custom pathway which will provide all young people with a network of support, information, advice and guidance leading to a positive destination […]

Education and Service Synergy Part 2 – Living within Our Means

On October 11th, I wrote an article on Service Synergy – a series of articles on public service integration. This is Part 2, which I’ll call ‘Living Within Our Means’. Although timely with the recent […]

Curriculum for Excellence & MCMC National Events

Looking forward to the three national events, the first event on the 26th October at the Barcelo Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh. Invites went to Directors of Education – CfE Leads, MCMC Leads, MCMC Coordinators, 16+LC […]