Wendy Howie and Claire Lavelle have been in post since late October 2011 as seconded Quality Improvement Officers for East Lothian. We aim to support the existing work being done in all Nursery, Primary and Secondary settings throughout East Lothian on Curriculum for Excellence; as well as providing information and support for parents and staff on the local and national perspectives.
Shortly, we aim to develop a local authority assessment resource (LAAR) which will enable us to moderate our understanding and practice in using new assessment methods with our pupils in ELC. This resource also aims to support teachers with their development of their own ideas and creativity in designing a curriculum which truly suits the needs of all of our youngsters. More on this later…
In the meantime, enjoy your Easter Break and we shall bring you more CfE news in the new term.
Tyne and Esk Writers are running a young writers’ short story workshop for ages 10 – 14 years in the Town House, Haddington, on Saturday, 10th September 2011, from 11am – 1pm. Places for this are limited and should be booked through Haddington Library, telephone number 01620 822531.
The workshop will be tutored by Tyne and Esk Writing Fellow Tom Murray and Storyteller Angie Townsend.
GLOW MEET: Literacy and English: Write at Home Date: 21st of June Time: 3pm to 4pm Topic: The Write at Home project. The speaker will be Debbie Gardner of Garnock Academy who was involved in Write at Home (a project assisting writing across all sectors) when she was a teacher at Greenwood Academy. She is now doing some very interesting work with parents using glow as well as transitions and moderation, all of which she will speak about and answer questions on. Click on the link: https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk/establishments/nationalsite/Literacy%20and%20English/Lists/Pages/News%20and%20Events.aspx and go to the Literacy and English pages to register to take part.
A statement has been published by the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board outlining the vision, principles and framework for delivery of the senior phase in Curriculum for Excellence and providing clarification on issues that have been raised. It explains that the Management Board is clear that the senior phase can only be successful if local authorities, schools, colleges and their partners work together on the planning and delivery. Under the framework for delivery schools, colleges and their partners should build a flexible system that offers personalisation and choice, providing clear and supported pathways for young people to make a successful transition and to continue learning throughout the senior phase. The S3 profile will summarise each learner’s achievements from the broad general education and so help this transition.
I hope you enjoy the latest issue of the Literacy Newsletter – May Issue