West Barns Primary School was inspected in November 2013. The lead inspector during the feedback challenged the school community to develop the curriculum to make it the ‘West Barns Curriculum’. Over the past 18 months, the school community has worked to develop the curriculum – moving from ‘a blank wall’ to a shared understanding of the rich West Barns Curriculum experienced by the learners. Follow the link to the West Barns Curriculum Magazine to look at how the school has outlined the curriculum for parents:
The CfE and Glow News e-update provides updates on Curriculum for Excellence and support for practitioners, along with all the latest developments within Glow. Articles in the June issue of CfE and Glow News include:
- Curriculum for Excellence Management Board
- Senior phase statement
- New materials available on NAR
- STEM Central – Making connections across the curriculum
- An enterprising approach to developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work
- Woods for learning
- Literacy across learning
- Write at home project
- National Qualifications – Draft Higher Course Rationales and Summaries published
- Interesting practice – new materials on Glow •
- Glow Science
- Glow Cookbooks
- Swap competition and Glow Group
Did you know that four new Curriculum for Excellence Factfiles have recently been published on the LTS website? These factfiles provide information on Curriculum for Excellence and are particularly useful in communicating with parents and wider partners who support learning, such as employers and community organisations. The four new factfiles cover: Literacy across Learning; Numeracy across Learning; 3-18 Transitions; and Outdoor Learning
The LTS Outdoor Learning CPD programme is designed for teachers and early years’ practitioners to build capacity, develop skills and increase confidence in order that more children and young people have ‘regular and frequent’ opportunities to learn outdoors.
The sessions are intended to support staff following the publication of the guidance document ‘Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning’, the six regional conferences in May and June 2010 and the outdoor learning online resource.
The last 3 CPD sessions – Bridging the Gap through Outdoor Learning – are the largest sessions (in terms of capacity) being run and they are open to all practitioners – CLD workers, youth workers, voluntary sector organisations, teachers and others.
Follow the LTS link on the programme to book a place…
All schools have recently received a letter inviting them to apply for Curriculum for Excellence funding to support projects with a focus on Scottish history, culture and heritage.
Margaret O’Connor has identified the following contacts who can provide advice on project bids and practical support in delivering your project.
Arts – Ruthanne Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
Museums – Sarah Cowie email@example.com
Archaeology – Biddy Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural Heritage – Maree Johnston email@example.com
Local History – Sheila Millar firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Buildings and Townscapes – Paul Zochowski email@example.com
Newhailes House – Mark McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with your bids!