Tag Archives: learning

Building a Curriculum for West Barns Primary School

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:

Curriculum for West Barns BOB


Streamlining Curriculum for Excellence

We’ve just discovered through the new Engage for Education website that the summaries of Building the Curriculum 3 and 5 have been published.

The Education Secretary committed to providing more support for teachers though his 10 point plan. Prepared by David Cameron and Keir Bloomer…these new materials will help to do just that, by summarising the key ideas in two of the Building the Curriculum resources. One is focused on delivering learning and teaching and the other on assessment.

Click on the images above to download the documents.

Knowledge of Language

Knowledge of Language

With the expectation that all staff have a responsibility for literacy development, are you looking for some support for your own understanding of language? LTS have launched a new ‘Knowledge of Language’ site for this very purpose:

Curriculum for Excellence has made explicit the expectation that all staff have a responsibility to contribute to the literacy development of learners. However, not all education professionals are fully confident in their own understanding of how language works. The Knowledge of Language modules provide staff with a way of accessing further information about some of the common features of our language.

Click here to visit the site.